“Crucial Advances in ‘Brain Reading’ Demonstrated”
At UCLA’s Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity. They then employ computerized machine learning (ML) methods to study these patterns and identify the cognitive state — or sometimes the thought process — of human subjects. The technique is called “brain reading” or “brain decoding.”
Researchers have found they can detect these believe-disbelieve differences with high accuracy, in effect creating a lie detector.
"We are interested in exploring the relationships between structure and function in the human brain, particularly as related to higher-level cognition, such as mental imagery," Anderson said. "The lab is engaged in the active exploration of modern data-analysis approaches, such as machine learning, with special attention to methods that reveal systems-level neural organization." (via)
But no need to get frantic, this technique works kinda like auto text on your cell or google search suggestions, by “anticipating neurocognitive changes”.
Image. And read more here, gorgeous online poster.