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Scientists Build Mind-Reading Machine

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 02:23 AM
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Scientists Build Mind-Reading Machine


www.foxnews.com

Canadian researchers say they can glean simple preferences from a person's brain by shining near-infrared light into the noggin.

The study, reported in the Journal of Neural Engineering, demonstrated the ability to decode a person's preference for one of two drinks with 80 percent accuracy by measuring the intensity of near-infrared light absorbed in brain tissue
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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 02:23 AM
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This is pretty cool. I've heard a little about this kind of thing before, where a man who couldn't move his body got some kind of attachment so he can control a computer, so that he can play games and send email and talk to people. Hopefully this news means it's coming soon for more people. They talk to that in the article:

"The goal of the new research is ultimately to open the world of choice to children who can't speak or move."

I guess we just have to worry about someone doing it from a distance and using it to manipulate you somehow, but hopefully it can't pick up from far away.

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 03:27 AM
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RubberBaron, you must be a glass half full kinda guy because I automatically thought of bad stuff when I read the article.

I imagine the government using this, as well as Police and employers, all for evil, haha. I just dont like the idea of being kidnapped and having my thoughts read against my will...



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by leisuredrummer
RubberBaron, you must be a glass half full kinda guy because I automatically thought of bad stuff when I read the article.

I imagine the government using this, as well as Police and employers, all for evil, haha. I just dont like the idea of being kidnapped and having my thoughts read against my will...


Ha, thanks I think. I thought of a few bad things, but most of the bad technology I've heard of in this regard is to write to the brain, not read it, if you get what I mean. Something related I heard is that using this method, lies can be detected way more accurately than our current lie detection methods.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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Yeah, that makes sense. I assume once they home in the technology that current lie detecting methods will be thrown out the window.

And being a glass half full type person is a great thing! I wish I was that way more often.



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