Researchers are one step closer to reading people's minds in real time. In a study published Thursday in the journal Plos Computational Biology, the team used computational software that managed to decode brain signals and accurately predict what they were seeing in real time.
Seven epilepsy patients had electrodes implanted in multiple locations in their temporal lobes. After this, they were shown 200 images of various things including human faces and houses in 400 millisecond flashes, being told to watch out for a picture of an upside-down house. When this was spotted, the software digitizing brain signals 1,000 times per second spotted it too, correlating brain activity.
This algorithm then gets to work learning and anticipating the changes in brain signals and managed to successfully predict their responses to another 100 images. Future uses of this could be helping to identify any familiar faces in the subconscious when a line-up just doesn't help.
Time for a new game on Emotion Engineer - my Twitch channel dedicated to the PS2. And I have chosen what was probably the console’s most ambitious - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
A Kentucky Governor has blamed the Florida school shooting on violent video games, not guns - bringing up a debate that was settled years ago. Allow me to respond…
No common cold is going to stop me recording Learn Something, so fair warning about my horrible voice! On today's episode - space, sex and the history of Valentine's Day.
From being a finalist in the UK Blog Awards to my podcast crashing its way into the top 10 list, I have a lot to love each and every single one of you for this Valentine’s Day.
Artificial Intelligence can be trained to do a lot of things, but it turns out it’s not so great in the art of romance - creating such love-inducing candy heart messages like “SWEAT POO.”
Viral Facebook pages are regularly sharing still images as videos - much to the confusion and annoyance of users everywhere. Here is why they do this…
To celebrate the successful launch of a SpaceX rocket that could one day take us to Mars, this week’s episode of the Learn Something podcast is all about space.
Another Wednesday, another Twitch instalment of Emotion Engineer – the only channel dedicated to the PlayStation 2. On this episode, I will be showing just why the original Shadow of the Colossus is better than the remake.
Struggling to keep to your monthly data limit? Expect things to get a little tougher, as new research shows we will be consuming a whopping 98 GB of data every month by 2025.
Recent research shows that all social media users can be placed into one of four categories – the Geek, the Lurker, the Victim or the Internet Celebrity. Which one are you?
After what seemed like 25 years, January is finally over. So in this week's episode of Learn Something, we're kicking off February with a bunch of weirdly random facts - including the Cookie Monster's real name...
Emotion Engineer returns tonight at 5pm GMT – playing Bully (Canis Canem Edit) on PlayStation 2, as passive revenge against my old school bullies.
UK Government have been forced to change their controversial mass digital surveillance regime, as Appeal court judges have ruled the snooper’s charter unlawful.
It’s an experience many can relate to: you’re simply talking about a topic, like an item you need for your home, when an ad for that very item shows up in your Facebook feed moments later.
In this week's episode of Learn Something, I go in-depth about my favourite games console of all time (I have a weekly Twitch stream dedicated to it) - the PlayStation 2.
In a complete flip-flop from saying they had “no impact” on the 2016 election, Facebook has finally admitted that social media is bad for democracy - surprising absolutely nobody.
KODAKCoin got me thinking - have many other companies pivoted to the blockchain business? Turns out, there are a lot of them from iced tea to burgers, and you could be unknowingly living a cryptocurrency life.
In this week’s episode of Learn Something, we open the history books and find 10 little-known technology firsts. I guarantee these will surprise you!
The Emotion Engineer is back tonight at 5pm GMT - playing SSX 3 on PlayStation 2 to a sweet 00s Emo soundtrack, as requested by one lovely Twitch viewer.
Blue Monday is not a thing – your mental health is important every day. PR campaigns that suggest it's OK to feel down one day in January don’t help, so here are my own ways to support my mental state.
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