Binghamton University professors, led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Laszlo and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhanpeng Jin, recorded the brain activity of 50 people wearing an electroencephalogram headset while they looked at a series of 500 images designed specifically to elicit unique responses from each person individually. Lazlo pointed out that brain biometrics are appealing because they are cancellable and cannot be stolen by malicious means the way a finger or retina can. The results suggest that brainwaves could be used by security systems to verify a person's identity.
Maria V. Ruiz-Blondet, Zhanpeng Jin, Sarah Laszlo. ‘CEREBRE: A Novel Method for Very High Accuracy Event-Related Potential Biometric Identification.’ IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2016; 11 (7): 1618 DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2016.2543524