California-based Kernal claims that its $50,000 Flow brain-computer interface can read your mind, or to be more specific, it contains multiple sensors as well as other electronic components that measure and analyze a brain’s electrical impulses as well as blood flow at the speed of thought. This data then provides insight into how it responds to the world, enabling researchers to study mental disorders, concussions, strokes, and more. Read more for a video and additional information.
Put simply, when someone activates the Kernel Flow, the device uses pulsed light instead of continuous wave light to increase measured brain information. Unlike electroencephalography (“EEG”) electrodes that normally require gel on the head or functional magnetic resonance imaging (“fMRI”) studies, this is an easily wearable helmet that could in the future be more broadly used for neuroscientific or physiological studies of brain activity during psychedelic use.
We still have much to learn about what is occurring in the brain during a psychedelic experience. This first-of-its-kind, Cybin-sponsored study, using the Kernel Flow device, aims to expand our physiological understanding of psychedelic pharmacotherapy. We are excited to be part of this pioneering journey with our partners at Kernel. Psychedelics have shown great promise for mental health and wellness, and Kernel’s collaboration with Cybin has the promise of offering increased scientific rigor for their development,” stated Bryan Johnson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kernel,” said Doug Drysdale, Chief Executive Officer of Cybin.