Ariel Garten is CEO of InteraXon (interaxon.ca), a Toronto-based company specializing in thought-controlled computing. Ariel’s career also includes a research position at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, years of experience as a practicing psychotherapist, and a stint as a fashion designer featured at Toronto Fashion Week. Ariel talked with with SCOPE’s Abby Plener
SCOPE: What exactly do you mean by “thought-controlled” computing
Garten: Thought-controlled technology allows you to connect your mind to a device and interact with it in some way—either as control, “I’m controlling a cursor with my mind,” or in a way that’s responsive: once the computer knows something about my brain state, my emotional state, it can change in response.