Saturday, February 18, 2012
Whose Random Thoughts?
Did you know that the brain is likely far too complex for scientists to decode a person's random thoughts? However, after teaching a computer to recognize the unique pattern of brain activity associated with subject preferences, researchers have demonstrated something quite amazing. The computer was able to predict a person's preference for one of two drinks with 80 percent accuracy by measuring the intensity of near-infrared light absorbed in subject's brain tissue.