Neuroscientists know how to read our minds

Forget physical strength, invisibility, and the ability to fly—no superhero ability is more tantalizing than the prospect of reading someone else’s thoughts. Thanks to advances in neuroscience and computer coding, mind reading is no longer the province of X-Men‘s Professor X alone. Compared with science-fiction, the mind-reading skills of Frank Tong are still pretty basic. The cognitive neuroscientist and professor at Vanderbilt University can determine what object people are looking at from the neural signals in their brain, or what object they’re thinking about in their visual working memory. He has successfully read people’s minds while they were looking at or remembering animals, faces, and paintings. These are major steps in understanding our brains and how to program human-like skills in robots. “Vision makes up a huge component of how…

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