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Is this really mind reading?

You’ve probably seen the headlines by now. The Daily Telegraph ran a story headlined “Mind reading device could become reality”, the Sydney Morning Herald hailed the “breakthrough in mind reading technology”, and popular gadget blog Gizmodo told us that "scientists can now actually read your mind". Even the Guardian got in on the act, with “Mind-reading program translates brain activity into words”, while New Scientist went all out with Telepathy machine reconstructs speech from brainwaves. The headlines refer to a study published yesterday in the journal PLoS Biology, led by Brian Pasley of the University of California, Berkeley. Pasley and his colleagues had a rare opportunity to record human brain activity directly, from conscious patients undergoing evaluation before having brain tumours or abnormal, seizure-causing tissue surgically removed.
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    Photograph: Sebastian Kaulitzki /Alamy

    Is this really mind reading?

    You’ve probably seen the headlines by now. The Daily Telegraph ran a story headlined “Mind reading device could become reality”, the Sydney Morning Herald hailed the “breakthrough in mind reading technology”, and popular gadget blog Gizmodo told us that "scientists can now actually read your mind". Even the Guardian got in on the act, with “Mind-reading program translates brain activity into words”, while New Scientist went all out with Telepathy machine reconstructs speech from brainwaves. The headlines refer to a study published yesterday in the journal PLoS Biology, led by Brian Pasley of the University of California, Berkeley. Pasley and his colleagues had a rare opportunity to record human brain activity directly, from conscious patients undergoing evaluation before having brain tumours or abnormal, seizure-causing tissue surgically removed.

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