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Offline jeronimous

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Mind reading machine
« on: January 05, 2008, 07:12:22 am »
From The Daily Mail:

Scientists have developed a machine which is capable of reading our mind and revealing our most private thoughts.

American researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, found that, with the aid of a sophisticated scanner and computer programme, they were able to determine how the brain lights up when thinking about different subjects.

Using an advanced form of MRI scanner, they analysed how the brain reacted to ten drawings of tools and buildings.

They then used a computer programme to work out whether a person was thinking about a tool or a building.

The researchers' analysis was found to be 97 per cent accurate but they went on to show that they could distinguish between two similar objects, such as two different tools, almost as successfully.


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Offline Deca

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Re: Mind reading machine
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 04:10:01 am »
like all these reported discovers you get in the press they don`t come from the leaders in the field and you find out that they did it with a few years work and shoe string budget.

remember the movie firefox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_(film)

This is also worth a look http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain-computer_interface

The brain scan that can read people's intentions
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/feb/09/neuroscience.ethicsofscience


Offline jeronimous

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Re: Mind reading machine
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 12:35:47 pm »
I wonder how some of that would work on someone trained in eastern religions who is able to quiet their minds.
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