Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Can I Pick Your Brain?

Talk about a new issue for neuroethics: Scientists are reporting the ability to read someone’s mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, even extracting information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves. The good news is that this may be able to help doctors to determine the level of conscious in comatose patients. The bad news is that your innermost thoughts may no longer be private.

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