MIT Student Creates Harry Potter Sorting Hat

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A post-doctoral student at MIT has channeled her inner wizard and has created a Harry Potter sorting hat that can determine what a person is thinking.

MIT media lab student Nataliya Kosmyna’s thinking cap project is in full swing.

The cap is modeled after the sorting hat from the ubiquitous Harry Potter series.

The hat is made of non-invasive electrodes that capture a person’s brain activity and uses machine-learning to detect what a user is imagining.

It also can sort users into a Hogwarts house.

The cap is still in development but its eventual purpose is to boost students’ self-esteem.

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