Researchers Use MRIs To Read Subject’s Thoughts

mind_readingWow. After reading this new, I was impressed. This is something alright. It could be a technological breakthrough or it could be the cause of a relationship breakup ha ha.

In a new study, performed at the University of California, Berkley, researchers scanned various regions of the brain to figure out an image that subjects were imagining. So imagine if your wife or girlfriend wants your brain scanned and she gets to see images of sexy females, some whom she knows personally … tsk … disaster!

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), it scans parts of the brain linked to shape identification to correctly guess the viewed image from a series of stock images. This has not been perfected yet but in the long run it will. Impressive, right?

Such thoughts certainly are not without alarming privacy and safety implications. What do you think of this breakthrough? It can have beneficial effects if used correctly. However, when used wrongly it can have dire consequences. Yeah, that privacy issue again ;).

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