Technology could offer lifeline for stroke victims and people hit by degenerative diseases
- In the study, a computer analyzed brain activity and reproduced words that people were hearing
By TAMARA COHEN
UPDATED: 05:49 GMT, 1 February 2012
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction dreams – or nightmares.
Scientists believe they have found a way to read our minds, using a computer program that can decode brain activity in our brains and put it into words.
They say it could offer a lifeline to those whose speech has been affected by stroke or degenerative disease, but many will be concerned about the implications of a technique that can eavesdrop on thoughts and reproduce them.
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