Scientists at Berkeley may not only be able to read your mind, they may be able to see what’s in it, too.
In a study published this week in Current Biology, the researchers showed video clips to volunteers, then measured their brain activity with an MRI .
Here’s an example of what the people watched vs. what their brains revealed:
It could become a powerful tool to communicate with people who cannot verbalize, such as stroke victim and coma patients, Scientific American says. Unfortunately, it’s several decades away from being perfected for that use.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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