‘Neural fingerprints’ of memory associations allow ‘mind reading’
A new study by University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University scientists brings this work one step closer to actual mind reading by using brain recordings to infer the way people organize associations between words in their memories.http://www.kurzweilai.net/neural-finger ... dium=email
The techniques the researchers developed in this study could also be adapted to analyze many different ways of mentally organizing studied information.
“In addition to looking at memories organized by time, as in our previous study, or by meaning, as in our current study, one could use our technique to identify neural signatures of how individuals organize learned information according to appearance, size, texture, sound, taste, location or any other measurable property,” Manning said.
“Spontaneous verbal recall is a form of memory that is both pervasive in our lives and unique to the human species,” Kahana said. “Yet, this aspect of human memory is the least well understood in terms of brain mechanisms. Our data show a direct correspondence between patterns of brain activity and the meanings of individual words and show how this neural representation of meaning predicts the way in which one item cues another during spontaneous recall.
“Given the critical role of language in human thought and communication, identifying a neural representation that reflects the meanings of words as they are spontaneously recalled brings us one step closer to the elusive goal of mapping thoughts in the human brain.”
Manning, J. R., Sperling, M. R., Sharan, A., Rosenberg, E. A., and Kahana, M. J. Spontaneously reactivated patterns in frontal and temporal lobe predict semantic clustering during memory search, Journal of Neuroscience, 2012, DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5321-11.2012
In connection with our uCepCortex project viewtopic.php?f=13&t=319
I'm studying some models of Antonio Damasio's team about CDZ, etc. http://willcov.com/bio-consciousness/si ... 0Zones.htm
regarding memorizing, thinking and consciousness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Dam%C3%A1sio
I have not yet finished, but it seems that we could transfer these models into our exocortex software architecture, class diagrams with accordant attributes, methods, associations, as we have sketched viewtopic.php?f=13&t=257&start=10#p1312