Friday, November 16

Translating thought to sound

Eric Ramsay, who has been conscious but paralyzed for eight years (and thus unable to communicate), will soon be able to "speak." Neuroscientists have been able to decode the electrical pulse information from the speech area of his brain, and hopefully soon their computer will ba able to decode that information to recreated the sounds Mr. Ramsay is attempting to convey.

BBC NEWS | Health | Paralysed man's mind is 'read'


Harry J. Sachz said...

Hell yes. The only problem I foresee though, would be that - I don't want people hearing my thoughts. Those thoughts are mine and no one else's... The reason that I keep them ONLY in my head, is because they belong ONLY in my head.

Jeez, if everyone spoke openly, the world would be a much different place...

augmentedfourth said...

Well, like they say in the article, this is not a technique that will be able to read people's minds. It's just a way to "pick up signals the subject wants to be picked up."

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