Mind-reading computer deciphers words from brainwaves BEFORE they are spoken

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3386875/Could-soon-speak-telepathically-Mind-reading-computer-deciphers-words-brainwaves-spoken.html

A ‘mind-reading’ device that can decipher words from brainwaves without them being spoken has been developed by Japanese scientists, raising the prospect of ‘telepathic’ communication.

Researchers have found the electrical activity in the brain is the same when words are spoken and when they are left unsaid.

By looking for the distinct wave forms produced before speaking, the team was able to identify words such as ‘goo’, ‘scissors’ and ‘par’ when spoken in Japanese.

The scientists behind the technology said they can identify brain waves associated with syllables or letters of the Japanese alphabet, meaning it may be possible to decode entire words and sentences without the need for any of them being physically spoken.

To ‘listen’ to the unspoken words, the researchers used a method called electroencephalogram, or EEG.

This technology records electrical activity from the brain using an array of electrodes on the scalp to detect the brain waves.

The team focused on a part of the brain known as Broca’s area, which is thought to be involved in language processing and speech.

Lead author Professor Yamazaki Toshimasa, an expert in brain computer interfaces at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture, and his team asked 12 men, women and children to recite a series of words, measuring their brainwaves as they did so.

They found each syllable produced a distinct brain wave activity from the initial thought to the actual utterance. Activity could be seen up to two seconds before a word was spoken.

By compiling a database of different sounds, the researchers found it is possible to match these brainwave patterns to words, even if they are not spoken.

According to a paper presented at a conference organised by the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the team’s algorithms were able to correctly identify the Japanese words ‘haru’ and ‘natsu’, meaning summer and spring, 25 per cent and 47 per cent of the time.

They found it could identify single characters up to 88 per cent of the time.

Professor Toshimasa believes the technology could be used to help people who have lost the ability to speak, or have become paralysed, to communicate.

The told MailOnline that so far they have trained the system to recognise seven Japanese words, but hope to expand it in the future.

He said: ‘It could help with communication with aged people.’

He continued that the technology could also be adapted to allow people to control robots through the power of thought by helping the machines interpret instructions from brain activity.

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shit just got a lot crazier..and this is only what they tell us they can do..

“The scientists behind the technology said they can identify brain waves associated with syllables or letters of the Japanese alphabet, meaning it may be possible to decode entire words and sentences without the need for any of them being physically spoken.”

the thought police may become reality one day..

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~ by seeker401 on April 29, 2016.

8 Responses to “Mind-reading computer deciphers words from brainwaves BEFORE they are spoken”

  1. The Australian aborigines could do this over long distances but as sending messages to each other.

  2. I wonder if EM waves of sufficient strength could induce words in the human brain? Could masses of people all be given the same message within their speech centers, simultaneously? Or would an EM field of that strength interfere with other sections of the brain?
    Gauging by the pic associated with the story (looks to be a simple Electroencephalogram hookup) I’d say that communicating with the machine from the brain requires annoying hookups, but to do the reverse may not.
    A simpler form of mind communication may be to simply use EM waves to induce emotional responses in a crowd, which is probably far easier than actually “beaming” words into their speech centers but still quite useful.

    Soon you won’t be laughing at people who wear tin-foil under their hats…

  3. I hope people realize once that God has given us telepathy: it is our original form of communication, but THEY prefer to make us think they have the domain through machines, and the worst is that people prefer stay with the machines, and so despise and ignore the meaning of his grandiose, and humanity itself, neglecting and also ignoring its congeners.
    This is the biggest problem we face: the soul is the most valuable part of that human being, so enslave people at the highest level is: dehumanize, leave people without a soul. The fiends, envy, who has a soul. And those who have sold their souls, do not like those, who keep their property souls, the soul that God has given us for eternity. No soul, no human being.
    Much attention .. attention .. deshusmanización mechanism does not stop, day or night.
    I still have my hope in love, truth, I have already, and Love, with capital letters, too, and I know that I will know happiness .. Love will give me happiness on earth. The way in search of the truth was very difficult, and transcribing it for others to be reflected somewhere in the history of mankind, more, but has brought me to a state of peace, in spite of the prevailing cruelty in Earth, a place that housed the Paradise on its principles.

    • great post, rosario!

      • thank you, maria, for reading me, I try to reveal realities that are in us, humans, and they try to override by drugs, individually and collectively, and deceptions and machines are, their better business.
        we must be aware that we live on Earth, and Earth history with beings who have lived and live in it, who we are, where we come from and why we are here. Everyone should have these truths in mind to know where we are going, and we are all older, prepared to face reality, the wonderful realities, and that they, try to replace with machines and invented stories for the draft of Lucifer.
        Jesus is closer to us than they would like, they also know that those close to Jesus are strong, and although they have tried to eliminate directly and often, someone very important to Jesus, they did not have achieved.
        love, not the love interest, true love, it is impossible to defeat.

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