US military develops way to “read” brain signals




The US military is working on a way to read the thoughts of soldiers through brain signals. The technology is, moreover, not designed to take a “thought reader, but to aid in pattern recognition, according to the military.

The system called Mission Impact Through Neurotechnology Design, or MIND in short, is being developed in collaboration with neurologists. On the website of the US Army explained that the system can zoal; as a recent experiment, there will be described in which a soldier was coupled to the machine, after which he can see a number of images from different categories received. The soldier was asked to focus on a category, and count how many images are passed by in the category chosen.

By measuring differences in brain activity when you see the different images that could be traced to what category thought the soldier. The computer had about two minutes to decide that the soldier a boat had in mind. With the success the creators want to develop the system further MIND; in the future should for example eye tracking can be added. By determining where someone watching thought patterns can be determined with more precision. That is because the use of the eyes also causes brain signals, and which can interfere with the detection of image patterns.

Despite the fact that there is brain signals are measured there appear to be no plans to go out to read the actual thoughts of men. The army plans to deploy the system for pattern recognition in images gathered by security services. By reading out brain signals and allow the person just think about what is and is not of interest can quickly through large amounts of data to be plowed. That’s because the neural signals in the brains work much faster than consciousness. It is unclear yet if MIND is ready to be used in practice.


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