By decoding brain activity

Posted: 20 Iulie 2012 in Fără categorie
Now, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, who were decoding brain activity while monkeys reached around an obstacle to touch a target, have come up with two remarkable results. Their first result was one they had designed their experiment to achieve: they demonstrated that multiple parameters can be embedded in the firing rate of a single neuron and that certain types of parameters are encoded only if they are needed to solve the task at hand. Their second result, however, was a complete surprise. They discovered that the population vectors could reveal different planning strategies, allowing the scientists, in effect, to read the monkeys’ minds.The difference is clearly visible in their decoded brain activity. The study was published in the July 19th advance online edition of the journal Science.Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-decoding-brain-scientists-monkeys-thoughts.html#jCp

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