Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FutureWatch: Mindreading - Advances another step

Opening up the possibility that a sort of mind-reading might one day be possible, scientists say that through a kind of surgical wiretapping they were able to translate brain electrical signals back into single words overheard by patients, and to do it with 89 percent accuracy.

“We’re trying to figure out how the brain decodes acoustics into words,” says study senior author Bob Knight of the University of California-Berkeley...

The real advance is that it shows we are closing in on the code that the brain uses to give meanings to words,” says New York University neuroscientist David Poeppel. (more

Meanwhile, at the Murray Associates, Countermeasures Compound lab... work is beginning on a new brain eavesdropping detection and prevention service.