Today, that interface is behind plans by a Boston-based start-up, Neurable, to begin shipping a set of brain-sensing headphones to let you know when you're poised for peak productivity.
Using your thoughts to make things happen in the real world was once a thing of science fiction. Now, it's moving into reality, and Neurable's interface is just one of the products companies are trying to develop that would usher in a consumer revolution in electronics.
Already, brain tech allows players to manipulate avatars in video games by concentrating on parts of the screen. And Facebook last month revealed plans to interpret your intent to move a finger to trigger digital commands.