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Tue May 18, 2021, 04:11 AM

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Human Brain




A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented detail the movement of a thought through the human brain, all the way from inspiration to response.

The findings, published in 2018, confirmed the role of the prefrontal cortex as the coordinator of complex interactions between different regions, linking our perception with action and serving as what can be considered the "glue of cognition".

Previous efforts to measure the passing of information from one area to the other have relied on processes such as electroencephalography (EEG) or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which, while non-invasive, offer less than perfect resolution.

The study led by researchers from the University of California, Berkley, recorded the electrical activity of neurons using a precise technique called electrocorticograhy (ECoG).

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/neuroscientists-followed-a-thought-as-it-moves-through-the-brain

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Reply Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Human Brain (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 18 OP
soothsayer May 18 #1
Kid Berwyn May 18 #2
ewcordon May 22 #9
Javaman May 18 #3
LudwigPastorius May 18 #4
littlemissmartypants May 18 #5
cilla4progress May 18 #6
marble falls May 19 #7
Marcuse May 21 #8
Bird Lady May 23 #10
lastlib May 26 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:18 AM

1. That little video in the link is very interesting. Thanks for posting

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:06 PM

2. Won't be long before they really can prosecute us for thought crimes.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #2)

Sat May 22, 2021, 01:19 PM

9. Great poster

That's a great poster, but I would make the head the size of a pumpkin, so it would be more realistic. Might want to shorten the neck also.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 01:27 PM

4. This is more confirmation of some of the working theories on brain function.

As bogglingly complex as the brain is, scientists are beginning to tease out its secrets and model software and hardware based on their results.

Whole Mousey Brain Model:

https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/brain-simulation/whole-mouse-brain-model/

This is amazing early stage progress toward a human-brain-level general artificial intelligence. ...also terrifying if you've ever read Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superintelligence:_Paths,_Dangers,_Strategies

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 03:40 PM

5. ❤ nt



Turn on caption to read the explanation. Captions off, to view the video.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:48 PM

6. Cool,

indeed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 02:26 PM

7. Did they find the little cave on the brain where most of my ideas end up anymore?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 05:03 PM

8. Proctologists have followed thoughts as they move through the trumper brain.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 23, 2021, 05:08 PM

10. That person is not a republican

We all know they can't think so there is nothing to follow.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 11:27 PM

11. Obviously, a republikan was not the subject.

or the machine would've flat-lined.

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