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Reading minds

posted by Cliff Kuang   May 30, 2008

From The Guardian:

Scientists have developed a method for reading a person’s mind using brain scans.

Once it has been trained on an individual subject’s thoughts, the computer model can analyse new brain scan images and work out which noun a person is thinking about - even with words that the model has never encountered before.

The model is based on the way nouns are associated in the brain with verbs such as see, hear, listen and taste.