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‘Inner voices’: US scientists spy on human minds with brain decoder

November 1,2014

Source - RT
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Keeping your thoughts strictly to yourself may soon prove infeasible, with scientists working on a break-through, mind-reading device. The idea is to help people who are physically unable to interact with the outside world.

In fact, it’s all about hearing “inner voices” and correctly interpreting them with the help of unique individual decoders, a researcher from the University of California, Berkley, explained.

“If you’re reading text in a newspaper or a book, you hear a voice in your own head. We’re trying to decode the brain activity related to that voice to create a medical prosthesis that can allow someone who is paralyzed or locked in to speak,” Brian Pasley told New Scientist magazine

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