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A Computer That Can Read Your Thoughts?


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London - It sounds like the stuff of science fiction dreams - or nightmares.

Scientists believe they have found a way to read our minds, using a computer program that can decode brain activity in our brains and put it into words.

 

They say it could offer a lifeline to those whose speech has been affected by stroke or degenerative disease, but many will be concerned about the implications of a technique that can eavesdrop on thoughts and reproduce them.

 

Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley put electrodes inside the skulls of brain surgery patients to monitor information from their temporal lobe, which is involved in the processing of speech and images.:snip:

 

The researchers tested 15 people who were already undergoing brain surgery to treat epilepsy or brain tumours. They agreed to have up to 256 electrodes put on to the brain surface, as they listened to men and women saying individual words including nouns, verbs and names. :snip:

 

What a tradeoff for no more typing....

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Scientists believe they have found a way to read our minds, using a computer program that can decode brain activity in our brains and put it into words.

 

Not a problem for me!

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