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Brain Scans Can Read Memories, Scientists Find
foxnews ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009

Posted on 03/13/2009 12:44:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Humans create memories of locations in physical or virtual space as they move around – and it all shows up on brain scans. Researchers tracked brain activity related to "spatial memory" as volunteers moved about inside a virtual reality setup. Their new study challenges previous scientific thinking by showing that memories are recorded in regular patterns. "Surprisingly, just by looking at the brain data we could predict exactly where they were in the virtual reality environment," said Eleanor Maguire, a neuroscientist at the University College London in the U.K. "In other words, we could 'read' their spatial memories."

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: brainscans; memories

1 posted on 03/13/2009 12:44:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/13/2009 12:46:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Good thing we have no fault divorce.


3 posted on 03/13/2009 12:46:33 PM PDT by Raycpa
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4 posted on 03/13/2009 12:46:51 PM PDT by Perdogg (The difference between Madoff and the US Congress is about a trillion dollars)
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5 posted on 03/13/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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> “Surprisingly, just by looking at the brain data we could predict exactly where they were in the virtual reality environment,”

All single straight guys have the same dream. No need for brain scan: beer, chicks and sports.


6 posted on 03/13/2009 12:50:34 PM PDT by max americana
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7 posted on 03/13/2009 12:53:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I remember when Opie and Andy wouldn’t have endorsed a Marxist for president.


8 posted on 03/13/2009 12:55:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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9 posted on 03/13/2009 12:56:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Can brain scans read mammories?


10 posted on 03/13/2009 12:58:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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11 posted on 03/13/2009 1:01:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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It's too late to see what Tim Russert really remembered about Scooter Libby!

-PJ

12 posted on 03/13/2009 1:05:25 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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13 posted on 03/13/2009 1:10:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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14 posted on 03/13/2009 1:18:15 PM PDT by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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15 posted on 03/13/2009 1:29:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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16 posted on 03/13/2009 1:30:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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17 posted on 03/13/2009 1:31:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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18 posted on 03/13/2009 1:32:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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19 posted on 03/13/2009 1:34:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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20 posted on 03/13/2009 1:36:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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21 posted on 03/13/2009 1:40:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The title is intentionally a lie.


22 posted on 03/13/2009 1:53:26 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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Are their unintentional lies?


23 posted on 03/13/2009 2:02:41 PM PDT by Raycpa
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24 posted on 03/13/2009 2:04:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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25 posted on 03/13/2009 3:51:38 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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