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Are We Close to Reading Minds?

March 13, 2014, 8:47 PM
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We've covered the potential for mind-reading before here on Big Think. The technology sounds exciting, but it also brings up terrifying ethical issues.

To quote Neil deGrasse Tyson, "we're moving onward to the edge" when it comes to the cosmos of the mind.

Scientists at Stanford University have traced the source of thoughts to specific parts of the brain. Does this present the potential for mind-reading? DNews has the story:

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Are We Close to Reading Minds?

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