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Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Cabe Atwell   5/3/2013 3:03:58 PM
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I am sure over time, the best guess will be right on. We will probably know exactly what the person is thinking about.

Tin-foil hats will also be all the rage in the future too.

C

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Brain Scanning
Cabe Atwell   5/3/2013 3:05:09 PM
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Reapaza,

Knowing how a person is reacting in a medical situation is key. People lie about pain and such. It would be better to just monitor brain activity for a select responses.

C

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BRAIN-SCANNING HEADSET
bobjengr   5/5/2013 12:46:06 PM
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This is a fascinating post and very interesting technology.  Junk mail has proliferated and relative to the internet, that translates to SPAM.  Environmental SPAM certainly reduces our ability to concentrate.   I have no idea as to how many "intrusions" we receive hour by hour; police sirens, individuals passing by,   conversations in the "cube farm", unanswered e-mail, etc etc.  All provide distractions that take us away from the tasks and to some degree, make us less efficient due to the lack of concentration.  I think the technology that Cabe indicates could help reduce the confusion provided the long-term affects are not detrimental.  I would ask--how long can an individual stand the process?  Is there a time limit?  Would the technology make possible an ATC 's concentration for an entire shift?   I certainly could have used such a device during finals.

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Re: BRAIN-SCANNING HEADSET
Cabe Atwell   5/10/2013 4:53:42 PM
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Bob,

Are you suggesting to use the mind reading tech to cheat? Read the minds of your classmates?

How would you see this tech used to help concentration?

C

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Re: BRAIN-SCANNING HEADSET
bobjengr   5/11/2013 12:11:51 PM
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 Hello Cabe--Actually, one the problems I had as an underclassman was concentrating on the work at hand.  During those days; i.e dark ages, the rule at my school was, a student had to stay live in the dorm until he reached 19 years of age so, I was in the dorm for about 2 years.  I discovered quickly, you can't study in a dorm room, too much going on.   Now, if I had a device to aid my efforts, such as the one you mentioned, I might have improved my concentration appreciably.  Reading minds, I don't think so.  Excellent post though and very thought-provoking.  

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Re: BRAIN-SCANNING HEADSET
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 4:20:21 PM
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I did the dorm thing. I know there were distractions. But, I was able to do some work there. Though, I did do a lot of group studying, which was had at the Library or communal areas.

C

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