Mind-reading machine

Researchers have used brain scans to measure how the brain "sees" pictures—and to try to predict what a person is looking at.

By Jennifer Cutraro, 00:00 AM March 26, 2008

Winning at "I spy" would be a whole lot easier if there were just some way to know what your opponent was looking at. It's not too far-fetched an idea. A team of researchers in California has developed a way to predict what kinds of objects people are looking at by scanning what's happening in their brains.

When you look at something, whether it's a tomato or your backpack or your best friend, your eyes send a signal about that object to your brain. Different regions of the brain process the ...

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