Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:56 pm

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/science-research-brain-cognitive-neuroscience,news-14057.html

It's obviously very early, but the science of reading the brain marches on. I will admit, in the back of my mind I wondered if the same idea would eventually let people read the thoughts of people against their will - but that kind of reading would seem to be far off beyond reading intentional thoughts (i.e., what someone unable to speak imagines himself actually speaking). The brain is still one of the most complex things known to us and one of the most mysterious; since I suffer from certain mental 'issues' myself I find it interesting to follow the slow progress in understand it, so that problems like those I face can eventually be repaired (it won't be in time to help me).
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby alexmann » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:24 pm

Looks good. A bit more funding and they might have got this already.
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby colmquinn » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:12 am

alexmann wrote:Looks good. A bit more funding and they might have got this already.


Isn't that the story of so many things!
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby alexmann » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:06 pm

Exactly. If it wasn't for lack of money, we would probably have a colony on Mars by now.
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby Tinadrin Chelnor » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:44 pm

alexmann wrote:Exactly. If it wasn't for lack of money, we would probably have a colony on Mars by now.


It's not the lack of money, it's the money being in the hands of the powerful who are unwilling to part with it, or that spend it unwisely. If the money was better spent, there is plenty of good that could be done with it.
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby alexmann » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:12 pm

I meant the lack of money in the hands of the people who will actually do good stuff with it.
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby Tinadrin Chelnor » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:52 pm

alexmann wrote:I meant the lack of money in the hands of the people who will actually do good stuff with it.


Ah, then I agree with you on that count :-) Well, we could always start a revolution ;-)
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Re: Scientists may bring speech to the mute

Postby alexmann » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Viva le Revolution!
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