It may sound like science fiction, but researchers at Northwestern say they can use EEG (a type of brain wave imaging) to “read” a potential terrorist’s mind and uncover details of a terrorist plot. I’m having trouble deciding if this is a promising step forward in the fight against terrorism, or an invasion of the one of the last places we can truly claim privacy–our brains. Plus, the potential for misreading the brain makes me nervous. Anyone else?
August 11, 2010
Author: Marghi Merzenich
Marghi Merzenich is the VP of Content for Posit Science. For over a decade, she's been helping to make complex neuroscience concepts more accessible to BrainHQ's users and partners.