brain scan

  • The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus

    The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus

    Tracking oneself is all the rage, with devices like the Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit Flex enabling users to monitor their physical activity over time. But what about tracking your mental concentration? A device from a startup called Melon aims to help users monitor and improve their focus over time. Read More

  • New technology to one day record your dreams, read your minds

    New technology to one day record your dreams, read your minds

    ATR, a research institute based in Kyoto, Japan, has developed a technology that is supposed to record dreams and thoughts and turn them into images. The subject's brain is scanned with MRI scanners while looking at still images showing simple figures and letters in black, white and grey. The system then tries to reproduce what the subject sees visually. Read More

  • Brain scan good enough for murder conviction

    Brain scan good enough for murder conviction

    Damn, that’s harsh. A woman in India has been convicted of murder because her brain scans said so. If that sounds like a pretty shaky conviction to you, you’re not alone. BEOS begins with a silent suspect and an EEG. When details of the crime are read aloud the resulting brain scans are then analyzed. Basically, if something lights up where it shouldn’t then that person is… Read More