City call over brain games

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VIDEO games and educational aids that tap into brain waves should be regulated in the same way as breast implants, pacemakers and heart valves, a city academic has said.

Although in its infancy, equipment that picks up 
electrical signals from the brain is ­developing rapidly, according to a new report from the ­Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

One game, Mindball, already uses brain waves to move a ball across a table.

Professor Graeme Laurie, of Edinburgh University, said that such ­devices should be regulated while they are in their infancy.