Scan my Brain & Tell me What I See

April 25th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Mapping, Technology | 7 Comments »

Current functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) devices scan and highlight areas of the brain which are active. Frank Tong has shown that his technique of statistical inference give these scanning devices a new layer of resolution; enough to read the orientation of columns, which in the case of Tong’s experiments provided information to what the subject sees. The research also shows that areas of the primary visual cortex show processed information that is hidden from the subject’s consciousness. Tong’s technique could eventually be applied to all areas of the brain to help unravel its mysteries.

via NYT | Thanks, John.

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7 Comments on “Scan my Brain & Tell me What I See”

  1. 1 shanyqua said at 1:17 pm on November 2nd, 2005:

    will i get a boyfriend soon

  2. 2 samantha said at 12:42 am on November 27th, 2005:

    hey well im in love with this guy named dale and he has a girlfriend i was wondering if he has any sort of feelings for me and if we will ever go out and have kids if so wat age will we go out and have kids and will we get married and if not when will i get a boyfriend and will he cheat on me

  3. 3 anna said at 1:41 pm on February 18th, 2006:

    Yes, you will be with him one day.
    But it will ne an affair.
    He will leave you and decide to stay with the other woman.
    But you will find someone, who will truely love you.

  4. 4 scarlen said at 12:11 pm on February 26th, 2006:

    who will be my boyfriend

  5. 5 shaun said at 5:37 am on March 19th, 2006:

    will I ever be successful in life?

  6. 6 Ashley said at 12:14 pm on December 8th, 2006:

    Will i pass my pathophyisology exam

  7. 7 brett stidfole said at 3:15 pm on January 8th, 2007:

    will i play college basketball or should i try out

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