Behavioral psychologists have known for quite some time that people are more likely to harm others when they're part of a group. A new study suggests that "mob mentality'" happens when we stop reflecting on our own personal moral standards.
The magnet in GE's new MRI machine is 140,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. Called 7 Tesla, it's five times stronger than conventional MRIs and nearly as powerful as magnets found particle accelerators.
By using brain scan data and a set of computer algorithms, scientists from the Netherlands were able to determine which letters a person was looking at. The breakthrough suggests it'll soon be possible to reconstruct human thoughts at an unprecedented level of detail, including what we see, remember — and even dream.
No, seriously. Go read the patent for yourself. The company is proposing "a material attachable to skin [that is] capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus [e.g. a vibration] relates to the magnetic field."
Most people have seen MRI images, or MRIs being used on medical shows, but rarely is magnetic resonance imaging actually explained. Take a look at how it works.