Linked by weildish on Fri 12th Dec 2008 00:46 UTC
In the News In Japan at ATR Computational Science Laboratories, the first thoughts in history were successfully read via a computer -- and not just by guessing or even educationally guessing. Scientists began by showing test subjects the six letters that spell "neuron." Afterwards, by measuring the subjects' brain activity, they were able to reconstruct the six images and display them on a monitor. The images were fuzzy, of course, but obviously spelled neuron. ATR said that it's very possible that one day this technology will be able to read our dreams.
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RE[3]: Freaky and Pointless
by raboof on Sat 13th Dec 2008 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Freaky and Pointless"
raboof
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I just hope I never wake up and check this site and see an article named "First successful 'Mind writing'".


Too late ;) . Afaics this article is `only' about reading from the visual cortex - not things like the memory.

Writing to the visual cortex (to help blind people see) has been possible for years - for example check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEHpwaUDk3U .

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