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Researchers use MRI scan to reconstruct a brain’s thoughts


In a test at Radboud University Nijmegen, they were able to run a participant through reading exercises and discern through computer analysis what letter he was looking at in a given moment.

Brain scans have been able to detect general brain activity for decades. Medical teams all over the world have used MRIs and software processors to chart patients’ brain-wave activity and map which specific areas of the brain do more work during specific activities. The Radboud group, however, moved far above and beyond this, by mapping not just brain waves, but actual thoughts.

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