Wednesday, October 24, 2007

And TECHNO Is Even Closer Than You Think

Get ready for more brain lie detecters. And mapping of "disorders."

For the first time, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are able to pinpoint brain waves that distinguish true from false memories, providing a better understanding of how memory works and creating a new strategy to help epilepsy patients retain cognitive function.

The study, the first to show that brain waves predict the veracity of human memories, is published in the journal Psychological Science.
In addition, these techniques for mapping cognitive networks could give rise to better ways of mapping functional networks in brain, which may help in treating a number of neurological disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, head trauma and affective disorders, Litt said.

Is criminal behavior an “affective disorder”? It’s not???

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