FMRI Technology Used To ‘Read’ Subjects Minds

March 13, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, mind reading may not be the far-off fantasy that we all assumed.

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging at University College in London have been successful in using brain images and activity to correctly estimate where in a virtual reality game test subjects were.

Using an fMRI, the scientists were able to use brain scans of the patients playing the computer game, and figure out where they were, and how they were relating to the experience.

“Surprisingly, just by looking at the brain data we could predict exactly where they were. In other words, we could ‘read’ their spatial memories,” Eleanor Maguire, who led the study, explained.


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