Interesting stuff! I know what you’re thinking.
[quote] LOS ANGELES, California (AP) – Here’s a mind-bending idea: The U.S. military is paying scientists to study ways to read people’s thoughts.
Scientists use electroencephalography, or brain wave-reading technology, to measure brain activity.
The hope is that the research could someday lead to a gadget capable of translating the thoughts of soldiers who suffered brain injuries in combat or even stroke patients in hospitals. But the research also raises concerns that such mind-reading technology could be used to interrogate the enemy.
Armed with a $4 million grant from the Army, scientists are studying brain signals to try to decipher what a person is thinking and to whom the person wants to direct the message.
The project is a collaboration among researchers at the University of California, Irvine; Carnegie Mellon University; and the University of Maryland.
The scientists use brain wave-reading technology known as electroencephalography, or EEG, which measures the brain’s electrical activity through electrodes placed on the scalp.[/quote]