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Reading the Mind of a Terrorist?

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The aim of one company that blends high technology and behavioral psychology is hinted at in its name, WeCU - as in "We See You."

The system that Israeli-based WeCU Technologies has devised and is testing in Israel projects images onto airport screens, such as symbols associated with a certain terrorist group or some other image only a would-be terrorist would recognize, company CEO Ehud Givon said.

Is this possible given what we know about brain scanning? How would you go about testing the accuracy of this device? What do we know about the accuracy lie detectors, hypnosis, and vioce stress analysis? How might this be different?

Activation of the septal region by direct injection of acetylcholine produced local electrical changes in two epileptic patients and a shift in mood from disphoria to contentment and euphoria, usually with concomitant sexual motivation and some "orgastic sensations.



Also see: "The Orgasmic Brain"


The Brain Observatory

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On December 2nd, 2009 we will begin slicing the brain of the amnesic patient H.M. into giant histological sections. The brain specimen is going to be frozen and sectioned whole during one continuous session that we expect will last approximately 30 hours.


Project H.M.: Latest post

The Brain - Evaluate this site

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According to the site, "We start off with a brief history of the study of the brain. Then we describe some of the more important large-scale components and their specific functions (for example: memory and vision). We then discuss the brain's fundamental building blocks - the brain cells or the neurons. The mechanism of operation for a single neuron is outlined, and how that contributes when many neurons are networked together. We will come to the conclusion that the brain represents an incredibly complicated system with very sophisticated abilities. It is one of the aims of research in Artificial Intelligence to comprehend these processes in order to build intelligent machines."