Doctors in Germany have developed a method for patients who have locked-in syndrome to communicate with basic “yes” or “no” answers. While it’s all too common these days to observe that a story is “straight out of Black Mirror,” this one comes with a twist that even the show’s creator had to acknowledge would be a…
A team of scientists claim to have developed techniques which allows them to read dreams via brain scans—and it could help us better understand what goes on in the brain while we sleep.
For the first time, scientists have been able to use data from brain scans to identify who patients are thinking about.
Back in 2006, teenagers listed to clips from 120 unknown artists as part of a scientific study. One of those artists happened to be future American Idol winner Kris Allen. Could this study have predicted his future success?
A close-up image of a blood vessel in the brain shows a picture that looks amazingly like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Seriously, there's the antlers, the tail, and even the famous glowing red nose.
Lie and your brain will send more blood to the ventrolateral area of your prefrontal cortex. fMRI scans can tell when this happens by measuring blood-oxygen levels in the brain. Soon such brain-scanning lie detectors may be used in courts.
Raising questions about the definition of a vegetative state as well as what to do with people in them, a new study observed the brain of an unconscious patient responding to yes and no questions just like normal.
It's a nightmarish medical scenario: a man spent 23 years paralyzed but conscious while his doctors believed he was in a vegetative state. And his situation might be more common than we'd like to think.
fMRI technology has been used for lie detection and identify memories of an event, but some researchers are looking to push its mind-reading capabilities even further, using brain scans of subjects to reconstruct images they've recently viewed.
This intriguing diagram shows which parts of your brain can contribute to your intelligence and how much of their smooth functioning you inherited genetically. Yes, sexual selection may be making you stupid - or smart.
Earlier this year, an Indian court convicted Aditi Sharma of murdering her fiancé. Although she maintains her innocence, Sharma was convicted based on a brain electrical oscillation signatures test, which the prosecution claimed proved that she possessed experiential knowledge of the crime. Now some individuals are…
When 24 year-old Aditi Sharma was tried for the murder of her former fiance, her brain was the chief witness for the prosecution. Sharma had submitted to the highly controversial Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature test (BEOS), now employed by prosecutors in the Indian states of Maharashta and Gujarat. Going…
Computer science is definitely reaching the danger zone when actual words can be spotted using MRI scans. In the image above, researchers from the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh predict what the words "celery" and "airplane" look like when someone thinks of them, and then they…