Feb 17, 2007
Brain Scan Mind Reading 70% Accurate
Researchers are making progresses in predicting the intention of subjects with reasonable accuracy:
Now researchers have been able to decode these secret intentions from patterns of their brain activity. They let subjects freely and covertly choose between two possible tasks - to either add or subtract two numbers. They were then asked to hold in mind their intention for a while until the relevant numbers were presented on a screen. The researchers were able to recognize the subjects intentions with 70% accuracy based alone on their brain activity - even before the participants had seen the numbers and had started to perform the calculation.
That quote is from a press release from the Max Planck Institute, Revealing secret intentions in the brain