New brain scanner can read thoughts – or at least some of them

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US researchers have used brain scanners and AI to at least roughly record certain types of thoughts in willing test subjects. A decoder they developed was able to roughly reproduce what was going through the participants’ minds in certain experimental situations with the help of so-called fMRI images, the researchers write in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The team hopes that this brain-computer interface, which does not require surgery, could one day help people who have lost their ability to speak, for example as a result of a stroke. However, experts in the field remain sceptical. The stu…

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