Researchers Decode What the Brain Is Thinking

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Brian Pasley - University of California, Berkeley

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Anna Scott, Frances Anderton