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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Rob Spiegel   4/26/2013 11:30:41 AM
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Yes, Elizabeth. This reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon. It shows two executives at a soap company looking in on a worker in an office who is apparently on the product development team. "I can tell he's thinking," says one of the executives, "but I can't tell if he's thinking about soap."

Elizabeth M
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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Elizabeth M   4/26/2013 5:38:40 AM
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That's kind of how I feel about it, Rob. I'm still a bit confused about its worth. But it's still quite interesting!

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Re: RE : Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind
Debera Harward   4/25/2013 5:17:06 PM
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Andy your concern is a logical one but what i think is that if some such sort of a headset has been created then definitely thy would have taken safety measures as well .Secondly the amount of infra red rays injected will not harm humans because its quanitity would have been specified

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Re: A scary prospect
Ann R. Thryft   4/25/2013 12:56:46 PM
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Cabe, it takes a lot to render me speechless, but this device did. I agree with TJ's comments, although perhaps not as tongue-in-cheek as he says they are.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Rob Spiegel   4/25/2013 11:50:51 AM
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Right now, I'm having a hard time imagining a diabolical use of this technology. Yet I also am fuzzy about positive applications for this.

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Re: RE : Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind
far911   4/25/2013 2:48:51 AM
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I don't think we need to worry about safety precautions because such applications are already under a lot of pressure to maintain health standards, and damage from IR should be a far fetched concern in my opinion. 

Jim S
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Jim S   4/24/2013 1:52:47 PM
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It seems to be a reflective version of a pulse oxymeter. I don't think it could penetrate very far into the brain due to bone loss and tissue loss. The measurement would probably contain skin & bone artifacts that would have to be subtracted out. This is interesting, but the info presented was very limited.

Jim S
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Brain Scanning
Jim S   4/24/2013 1:52:43 PM
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It seems to be a reflective version of a pulse oxymeter. I don't think it could penetrate very far into the brain due to bone loss and tissue loss. The measurement would probably contain skin & bone artifacts that would have to be subtracted out. This is interesting, but the info presented was very limited.

tekochip
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Re: RE : Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind
tekochip   4/24/2013 9:31:13 AM
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Don't panic, although the article doesn't detail the light source, I'm certain the amount of IR is far less than a typical sunny day, and probably even less than what you see from a 100W incandescent lamp. You'd be surprised how much IR an incandescent bulb puts out.

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RE : Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind
AnandY   4/24/2013 5:03:19 AM
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"It beams infrared light at the brain's prefrontal cortex and monitors the light's interaction with hemoglobin, the oxygen-transporting protein found in red blood cells."

Beaming infrared light in to brain!!! how safe is this process? Is it limited by any condition like health condition of a person or maximum number of times brain can be exposed to these beaming?

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