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Saturday, February 10, 2007

"The brain scan that can read people's intentions"

The article says:

A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.

Later on it says:

During the study, the researchers asked volunteers to decide whether to add or subtract two numbers they were later shown on a screen.

Before the numbers flashed up, they were given a brain scan using a technique called functional magnetic imaging resonance. The researchers then used a software that had been designed to spot subtle differences in brain activity to predict the person's intentions with 70% accuracy.

The article talks a lot about how this implies that it's time to start debating the ethical issues involved with reading other people's thoughts... ooh yeah... I'm against brain imaging profiling...


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