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The Future of the Mind book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Im. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind is a popular science book by the futurist and physicist Michio Kaku. Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you download this book from your favorite retailer. The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku. Read an Excerpt. download.

ISBN: Avinash Desousa. E-mail: moc. Introduction Study of the mind and consciousness is interestingly poised. Study of consciousness is no longer restricted to neurosciences and the brain. Branches of other sciences such as physics, evolution, and philosophy are showing a keen interest in amalgamating data across sciences and moving toward positing a unified theory that can explain the enigma of consciousness from a holistic perspective. Although the search for such a theory remains elusive, there have been significant steps in that direction. The book by Michio Kaku is one more such step. Although a professor of physics and a cofounder of the string field theory, he shows a keen interest in the workings of the mind.

This means that the tools tend to be either good at measuring where something happens or when something happens. But not both at the same time. Thus none of the other technologies show a substantial improvement over fMRI. Scientists have found that individual words produce distinguishable neuronal activation patterns in the brain.

It also would enable people who are unable to speak, synthesize their voice through a voice synthesizer by merely thinking about them. Even more surprising is the fact that scientists can guess what kind of images a subject sees or dreams by observing the brain activity.

Telekinesis would be another great application for these brain activity maps. People could move and control machinery by merely thinking about it. The process is pretty simple. The brain is observed while the person performs various tasks on a computer, like moving a cursor. Then the computer compiles a dictionary capable of translating the brain activity patterns into actions. A test of similar technology has already been performed since when paralyzed patients could communicate via a laptop.

But in the future, this technology could become common place to enable people to operate robots and other machinery. Scientists found that using certain chemicals.

They could erase memories from the brains of mice. The next step would be to upload a memory from one creature and download it onto another.

If this becomes possible, people may soon be able to record their memories and share them online like we do with pictures today. We also may be able to create super-memories. Scientists gave fruit flies a photographic memory through very simple genetic manipulation. Not only memory could be boosted but also intelligence. One initiative to gain a profound understanding of exactly how our brains work is the BRAIN initiative.

Its mission is to map all the neurons and their connections in the human brain. Having such a map would enable its implementation to gain an Artificial Intelligence AI. Some type of AI already exists since some decades. The epicenter for much of this research is the University of California at Berkeley, where I received my own Ph.

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I had the pleasure of touring the laboratory of Dr. Jack Gallant, whose group has accomplished a feat once considered to be impossible: video taping people's thoughts. We are opening a window into the movies in our mind," says Dr. When I visited his laboratory, the first thing I noticed was the team of young, eager postdoctoral and graduate students huddled behind their computer screens, looking intently at video images that were reconstructed from someone's brain scans.

Talking to his team, you feel as though you are witnessing scientific history in the making.

The subject is then shown several movie clips such as movie trailers readily available on YouTube. To accumulate enough data, you have to sit motionless for hours watching these clips, a truly arduous task.

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I asked one of the post-docs, Dr. Shinji Nishimoto, how they found volunteers who were willing to lie still for hours on end with only fragments of video footage to occupy the time. He said the people in the room, the grad students and post-docs, volunteered to be guinea pigs for their own research.

As the subject watches the movies, the MRI machine creates a 3D image of the blood flow within the brain.

The MRI image looks like a vast collection of 30, dots or voxels. Each voxel represents a pinpoint of neural energy, and the color of the dot corresponds to the intensity of the signal and blood flow.

Red dots represent points of large neural activity, while blue dots represent points of less activity. The final image looks very much like thousands of Christmas lights in the shape of the brain. Immediately, you can see the brain is concentrating most of its mental energy in the visual cortex while watching these videos. At first, this color 3D collection of dots looks like gibberish.

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