Monday, November 28, 2005

Watching the Brain at Work - by Brent

Reading the Scientific American and noted a post that I thought you would be interested in Owen.

They have created a technique called single-neuron functional imaging which allows scientists to watch brains while they are working in a live animal. They have recorded simultaneous activity of hundreds of neurons in the visual cortex of lab animals. The technique has the promise to allow creation of architectural maps of brain functions such as vision, movement and learning with single cell accuracy.

In the same post, a different set of researchers were able to determine what a person was looking at by decoding the activity among small groups of neurons. Which is pretty crazy... done properly we are talking about mind reading!!!

Anywhoo... stuff I thought you would be interested in!


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