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Cabe Atwell
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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.

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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   5/10/2013 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

bobjengr
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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
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.

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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

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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 4:21:42 AM
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Ha, yes, Rob, it seems like it is a little like that! Well, perhaps it goes a little further and knows that the person is thinking about soap but not quite exactly what he is thinking about the soap.

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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 4:00:05 AM
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Ah, OK, I understand now, Cabe. So it's like a very sophisticated guessing game that in more cases than not, is correct. Hmm. Well, I guess it could have worth for market research and the like. I suppose we will have to see if it ever gets used.

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Re: Brain Scanning
reapaza   4/28/2013 11:49:39 PM
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Yes, I am agree with you, such devices are called regional oximetry, which is very useful for the advancement of clinical practice to improve patient care and safety especially for cardiovascular surgery.

New algorithms will made the distinctive, but all scientific entrepreneurship are welcome!

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Re: Helpful to know your own mind
Cabe Atwell   4/26/2013 4:34:04 PM
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Elizabeth,

It is more like a best guess as to how they feel about a subject. It is based on scans compared to answers. Without that link, for now, the data could only be guessed at. I wouldn't worry that much.

 

I would assume only advertisers would want that kind of info...

C

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