NASA Can Hear Unspoken Thoughts

NASA has developed a computer program that comes close to reading thoughts not yet spoken by analysing nerve commands to the throat. It says the breakthrough holds promise for astronauts and the handicapped. A person using the subvocal system thinks of phrases and talks to himself so quietly it cannot be heard, but the tongue and vocal cords do receive speech signals from the brain. Developer Chuck Jorgensen’s team at NASA’s Ames Research Centre, Moffett Field, California, found that sensors under the chin and one each side of the Adam’s apple pick up the brain’s commands to the speech organs, allowing the subauditory, or silent speech to be captured

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