Oh, remember when we were all talking about brain-computer interfaces? No? Ok, if your just tuning in, the thing above is what we are talking about. Neat, right? These things are able to “listen to regions of the brain that control speech”. Via It’s surgically implanted and used to analyze the frequency of brain wave activity and a computer program translates it. For instance in this study, the participant would say, or just think a sound (like a vowel sound) and the computer would understand that frequency and respond accordingly.  
The full article, Using the electrocorticographic speech network to control a brain–computer interface in humans is available here. Yay for open access! The researchers explain “We want to see if we can not just detect when you’re saying dog, tree, tool or some other word, but also learn what the pure idea of that looks like in your mind,” he says. “It’s exciting and a little scary to think of reading minds, but it has incredible potential for people who can’t communicate or are suffering from other disabilities.”  Via And you know how the people just love when science says we can read minds. Welcome to it, and get ready to love it even more.

Oh, remember when we were all talking about brain-computer interfaces? No? Ok, if your just tuning in, the thing above is what we are talking about. Neat, right? These things are able to “listen to regions of the brain that control speech”. Via It’s surgically implanted and used to analyze the frequency of brain wave activity and a computer program translates it. For instance in this study, the participant would say, or just think a sound (like a vowel sound) and the computer would understand that frequency and respond accordingly.  

The full article, Using the electrocorticographic speech network to control a brain–computer interface in humans is available here. Yay for open access! The researchers explain “We want to see if we can not just detect when you’re saying dog, tree, tool or some other word, but also learn what the pure idea of that looks like in your mind,” he says. “It’s exciting and a little scary to think of reading minds, but it has incredible potential for people who can’t communicate or are suffering from other disabilities.”  Via And you know how the people just love when science says we can read minds. Welcome to it, and get ready to love it even more.

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