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    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
    Mind reading technology is just around the corner.


    Brain Scans Reveal What You’ve Seen

    By Brandon Keim
    September 24, 2009

    Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you’ve seen by reading your mind.

    Having modeled how images are represented in the brain, the researchers translated recorded patterns of neural activity into pictures of what test subjects had seen.

    Though practical applications are decades away, the research could someday lead to dream-readers and thought-controlled computers.

    “It’s what you would actually use if you were going to build a functional brain-reading device,” said Jack Gallant, a University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist.

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    The article did the dream-readers dance before I could.
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2009
    Scientists See Numbers Inside Peoples Heads

    Charles Q. Choi – Fri Sep 25, 11:55 am ET

    By carefully analyzing brain activity, scientists can tell what number a person has just seen, research now reveals.

    They can similarly tell how many dots a person was presented with.

    Past investigations had uncovered brain cells in monkeys that were linked with numbers. Although scientists had found brain regions linked with numerical tasks in humans - the frontal and parietal lobes, to be exact - until now patterns of brain activity linked with specific numbers had proven elusive.

    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2009
    I am going to pay someone to coat my skull in a protective lead shield.
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    Then you won't have the wonderful power ring this will one day confer on us.
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2009
    This could change drinking forever. And not in a good way.
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2009
    Exactly what I was thinking...
    Though I´m a little tempted to know what happens in the blackouts...
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2009
    Ha ha ha. Among other things...How about Criminal Justice?
    ...and then queue up your favorite Philip K. Dick scenario.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2009 edited
    Egods, do they know what they've done? Science is tampering with a law that has held civilization together for centuries: the golden "if you don't remember it, it never happened" rule! Curse yoooou, science!
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2009
    Next they'll be repealing "what happens in Vegas..."
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2009
    @ howyadoin

    My proposed new slogan for the Sin City: "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...except the Clap."
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
    Never mind the mindscans!

    It's the trojans in the internet Cafe computers
    that you should worry about. I wish i was joking.


    They are frigging everywhere.

    Not to mention the "legal trojans" like
    the infamous "LOGMEIN".

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    I'm excited about this since I have the worst memory ever. This could be the new rolodex.