Can these glasses read your mind? A look at the Wild West of brain gadgets.

When it comes to such gadgets, hope is ahead of science. But that need not deter explorers.

Narbis Neuro feedback glasses.
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The headset I was wearing was supposed to be reading my brain.

Seated across from its inventor, I slid on the sleek wireless device, called Narbis Neurofeedback Glasses. A five-pronged sensor sat on my head, dark lenses shaded my eyes, and two arms hooked behind my ears. As I read a book, the lenses darkened and cleared, allegedly in sync with the drift of my attention.

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