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Scientists Invent Mind-Reading System That Lets You Type With Your Brain

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posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 03:06 PM
This is quite a breakthrough, and according to one of the primary researchers they're working on a mobile version using fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy).


Their brain typing system uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to analyze the hemodynamic responses in the brain—the movement of blood inside our gray matter. These responses are caused by mental images that get tied to each letter of the alphabet using computer analysis algorithms.

Once the computer is up and running, the patient can freely type letters, one after the other, using their brain. Each alphabet letter corresponds to one of 27 "reliable and differentiable single-trial fMRI signals."


In each communication experiment, participants held a mini-conversation consisting of two open questions and answers. Everyone the researchers tested was able to successfully produce answers within a single one-hour session.
The results substantially extend earlier uses of fMRI, which allowed individuals to answer the equivalent of multiple-choice questions having four or fewer possible answers, by enabling free-letter spelling. That could make all the difference for people who are completely paralyzed and unable to benefit from other means of alternative communication, Sorger says.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 03:14 PM
Well it said that the military industrial complex is at least 50 years ahead in terms of technology than any thing they let the public know about. So, assuming thats true than its not a far stretch to think that they have mobile devices that can read your mind.

This leads to the inception of pre-crime detection and the ultimate police/military state.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 03:28 PM

That's more than the alphabet, and less than a qwerty keyboard. Where'd the extra one come from?

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 03:33 PM
reply to post by AfterInfinity

space bar?

Thats all i can think of.... cant wait to type with my mind.. would save me alot of time... maybe...
edit on 30-6-2012 by Wertdagf because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 03:39 PM
While it is great that these dedicated scientists and technicians continue to advance technological discovery it is usually inevitable that it is released to those who are not responsible enough to apply it without the consent of the rest of us. Mega-corps funding for their own selfish interests and buying the licences so they can satisfy their addiction for unjust profits is not only an immoral crime but dangerous as-well.

And it is also a trend for governments to apply such advanced technology against the population of the country they have been elected to serve and protect, forwarding secret wars, deception and causing dissent are crimes but regardless of laws making such activities illegal the are other laws which allow them to do so in secret, outside of public scrutiny.


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