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Plumbing the Recesses of Consumers' Brains

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Lyndon_Henry
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Re: Direct Access to your thoughts
Lyndon_Henry   11/24/2012 8:08:12 PM
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PredictableChaos writes


Imagine you couldn't communicate any other way.  Wouild you want a Doctor to access your thinking using a brain scan called an fMRI?

ABC had a story yesterday about a Doctor who was able to have a conversation with a man who can't speak or even move. 


 

Communication seemed extremely rudimentary in the case described by ABC News. However, one can imagine what it would be like when they develop this to the point of seeing and reading your thoughts and your internal dialogue.

I'm sure the NSA and Pentagon are working hard on this...

 

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Lyndon_Henry   11/24/2012 8:00:50 PM
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Noreen writes


Then I fell asleep -- apparently rendering much of my data useless and confirming my long-time suspicions that there was something wrong with my brain


 

That you fell asleep should have told them volumes about their content right there.

 

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Re: Direct Access to your thoughts
Noreen Seebacher   11/16/2012 8:22:01 PM
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That's amazing!

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Direct Access to your thoughts
PredictableChaos   11/16/2012 6:09:46 PM
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Imagine you couldn't communicate any other way.  Wouild you want a Doctor to access your thinking using a brain scan called an fMRI?

ABC had a story yesterday about a Doctor who was able to have a conversation with a man who can't speak or even move.  Wow. 

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Re: Made me smile
rbaz   11/16/2012 3:18:51 PM
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Noreen, could this be an appealing pursuit since we tend to lie on traditional marketing surveys.

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Re: Made me smile
rbaz   11/16/2012 3:13:45 PM
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Cordell, can't blame them for trying, but the fact remains that we are all wired differently. some like me have a few loose connections. to standardize involuntary reactions as specific interpretation is a journey in folly. lie detection test are not legally accepted as reasonably reliable. they can package and sell it but i am not buying it.

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Re: Made me smile
Callmebob   11/16/2012 2:38:35 PM
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Yikes. I immediately thought of Alex in A Clockwork Orange getting his aversion therapy to cure him of his lust for violence. Noreen, do you have any souvenir pictures you'd like to share?

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Re: Made me smile
Cordell   11/16/2012 2:01:41 PM
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I'd do it. I've done it! It was a sleep study but same thing - 100 electrodes all over my head. And for the record Doreen, I had no trouble sleeping, so I'm not surprised you dozed off.


Anyway, my biggest hesitation is drawing too many conclusions about the studies.  The science is still pretty young, and they're finding all kinds of unexpected results.  I've been reading Brain Rules by John Medina.  One story he tells is about a brain surgeon attempts to map brains before he ever starts surgery.  Why?  Because they're all so different! It'd be nice if there was a master map for how our brain works but they're finding that you're brain works different that mine.  Well I certainly hope so!

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Re: Made me smile
Noreen Seebacher   11/16/2012 1:11:34 PM
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I gotta tell you...the scariest part was how my hair looked afterwards!

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Made me smile
Alexis   11/16/2012 1:03:08 PM
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The idea of being wired with electrodes is both funny and frightening. But the post made me smile!

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