posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 01:42 PM
"It is possible to read someone’s mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. The technique can even extract
information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves.
So far, it has only been used to identify visual patterns a subject can see or has chosen to focus on. But the researchers speculate the approach
might be extended to probe a person’s awareness, focus of attention, memory and movement intention. In the meantime, it could help doctors work out
if patients apparently in a coma are actually conscious.
Scientists have already trained monkeys to move a robotic arm with the power of thought and to recreate scenes moving in front of cats by recording
information directly from the feline’s neurons (New Scientist print edition, 2 October 1999). But these processes involve implanting electrodes into
their brains to hook them up to a computer.
Now Yukiyasu Kamitani, at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, and Frank Tong at Princeton University in New Jersey, US, have
achieved similar “mind reading” feats remotely using functional MRI scanning. "
How long until man destoys itself as did the "krell" in the movie "forbidden planet". The "id" is the ultimate evil of mankind.