NASA’s 2009 Mind-Reading Research demo

circa 2009
“Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are studying how advanced technology can be used to warn pilots when they are operating under dangerous levels of stress, fatigue and distraction. Biomedical engineer and lead researcher Angela Harrivel and research associate Terri McKay are testing the effectiveness of functional near infrared spectroscopy, also known as fNIRS. This emerging technology offers a non-invasive, safe, portable and inexpensive method for monitoring brain activity.”
for more info you can visit http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/pilot_cognition.html#.VN6Mv3YrpsA