Reading Human Thoughts

Reading Human Thoughts

In 2013, Lorina Naci led a study at Western University’s world-renowned Brain & Mind Institute, which, for the first time, used a simple test of attention and neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when conveying specific “yes” or “no” answers. Naci and her colleagues Rhodri Cusack, Vivian Z. Jia and Adrian Owen are now utilizing this method to communicate with behaviorally non-responsive patients, who may be misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state.

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