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Electrode Implants in Brain Detect What Patients Hear

kkleiner (1468647) writes | more than 2 years ago

Science 1

kkleiner writes "A group of 15 patients suffering from either epileptic seizures or brain tumors volunteered to allow scientists to insert electrodes into their brains. After neurosurgeons cut a hole in their skulls, the research team placed 256 electrodes over the part of the brain that processes auditory signals called the temporal lobe. The scientists then played words, one at a time, to the patients while recording brain activity in the temporal lobe. A computer was able to reconstruct the original word 80 to 90 percent of the time."
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Siri (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39046127)

Finally, we know how Siri does it! Back at Apple headquarters, is a chamber of slaves, with their skulls cut open.

Now we just need to learn how to grow human brains in a test-tube, and then equip one to each phone. I love the future!

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