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[Yahoo] Technological Breakthrough Allows Scientists to Read Your Mind

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A new technological breakthrough allows scientists to see what people are imagining; they can even decipher what number a person has just seen, what video the person has just watched, or what particular memory the person is recalling.
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Here's how the experiment went: Researchers gave 19 volunteers descriptions of four imaginary people, whose personalities had certain positive and negative attributes. The scientists gave names and genders to the imaginary people and asked those participating in the study to imagine how the fictitious people might behave in various situations. Then the scientists scanned each volunteer's brain, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which analyzed the blood flow to different parts. They discovered that the volunteers' thinking about each fake person yielded a different pattern of activity. Therefore, the researchers could determine which person the volunteers were thinking about each time, without the volunteers' saying a word.

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Google is gonna start selling "smart hats" that secretly data mine your brain. Just watch.
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hand me my tinfoil hat.
    
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I've always wondered about the possibility of this. I thought it would be as simple as taking electrical charges from within the brain that allow us to move, speak, and whatnot sort of like headsets that control movement in video games and converting it to speech, but who knows just yet. If this is as far as we've gotten, there should still be a long ways to go then.
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post

Google is gonna start selling "smart hats" that secretly data mine your brain. Just watch.

Google glasses will work better at mind reading and thought control than any "smart hat".















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What am I thinking?
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Originally Posted by daydream99 View Post

hand me my tinfoil hat.
You read my mind.. Hehe.
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"Scientists discover ability to read minds... Still can't work out what women want"

That's next wink.gif
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Originally Posted by gtarmanrob View Post

"Scientists discover ability to read minds... Still can't work out what women want"

That's next wink.gif

They need to work that out for themselves first !

dunx

P.S. Sorry ladies, but you know it's true...
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post #10 of 15
"reading your mind" might be a little 'strong'...
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