A neuroscientist explains the limits and possibilities of using technology to read our thoughts

Posted On: Oct 17, 2018   |   Posted By: The Verge

A neuroscientist explains the limits and possibilities of using technology to read our thoughts

In 2007, The New York Times published an op-ed titled “ This is Your Brain on Politics .” The authors imaged the brains of swing voters and, using that information, interpreted what the voters were feeling about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
“As I read this piece,” writes Russell Poldrack, “my blood began to boil.” Poldrack is a neuroscientist at Stanford University and the author of The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts. His research focuses on what we can learn from brain imagining techniques such as fMRI , which measures blood activity in the brain as a proxy for brain activity. And one of the clearest conclusions, he writes,...

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