FROM Brian Pasley
Researchers Decode What the Brain Is Thinking It's not mind-reading yet, but scientists have demonstrated a way to reconstruct words that people are thinking based on the brain waves generated by their thoughts. Brian Pasley was the lead researcher on a project at UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute . The brain activity caused by words was analyzed to determine what surgical patients were thinking. Pasley explains how it works and what might be next.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?