Indonesia is now at the forefront of new advances in neuroscience and technology.
In a remote laboratory two hours from the Indonesian capital, scientists are working on technology to research on the brain.
A 47-year-old scientist – Warsito Purwo Taruno – has established the Centre for Tomography Research Laboratory in Alam Sutera. It was set up in 2010.
The centre carries out research on the practical application of ECVT, an advanced scanning technology using an electrical signal.
The researchers claim to be the first in the world to use four-dimension (4D) brain imaging and chaos encoding methods.
Warsito Purwo Taruno explained: “We can record at high speed the brain activity from 32,000 brain pixels simultaneously, and we will document varying levels of activity from different points in our brain. While we get 3D data from the brain itself, we combine that with the differences of brain activity to produce 4D data of the brain.”
Indonesian scientists have found that the human brain reacts very differently to various everyday activities, such as sleeping, reading, listening to music and doing homework.
Now they are investigating technology that may allow digital communication between human brains, such as a wireless helmet device.
“A person can wear a brain scanner helmet that can read his or her brain. The helmet will upload the digital data from the brain to a cloud server using the internet. Then this data will be downloaded by a helmet worn by another person and sent to the receiver’s brain. This brain scanner will make communication between human brain, computer and another human brain very possible in the future,” predicts Purwo Taruno.
Warsito’s brain scanner works in a similar way to a CT Scan machine, but he says it is safer because it replaces the use of radiation with an electrical signal.