Re: SCI: MRI brain map

Clint O'Dell (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 11:43:40 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:
>Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true. If I see a complex
>pattern of activity in your brain, I cannot tell if it is you thinking of
>strawberries or killing me, despite the orderliness of the long-range
>connections. What individual neurons represent is likely highly variable,
>and hence a pattern of activity that might in one brain correspond to
>murder would in another be strawberries.

Instead, I propose studying the relationship between hearing and the brain. Hearing is obviosly attached to echoic memory. Because we think thoughts in a language, aren't we sort of hearing them? We could read minds by finding this relationship.

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