Abstract

Recent advances in human neuroimaging have shown that it is possible to accurately decode a person’s conscious experience based only on non-invasive measurements of their brain activity. Such brain reading has mostly been studied in the domain of visual perception, where it helps reveal the way in which individual experiences are encoded in the human brain. The same approach can also be extended to other types of mental states, such as covert attitudes and lie detection. Such applications raise important ethical issues concerning the privacy of personal thought.


Type

Journal Article

Volume

7

Date

7/2006

Webpage

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Creators

Haynes, John-Dylan (Author)
Rees, Geraint (Author)

Issue

7

DOI
10.1038/nrn1931


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