In tests using
brain scanners, researchers were able to guess correctly which one
of two images a volunteer was thinking about 80 per cent of the
It is the latest
in a series of studies designed to show how scans can reveal our
used a fMRI – or functional magnetic resonance imaging –
scanner, normally found in hospitals.
Harrison, who led the study at Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
in the U.S., showed six volunteers different patterns on a computer
screen while their brains were being monitored.