Topic Reading-Vol.3706-6/4/2022

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Topic Reading-Vol.3706-6/4/2022

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2022/06/04 Topic Reading-Vol.3706-6/4/2022

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Have scientists discovered how to read our thoughts?

Will science be able to figure out how and what we think in the future? A project was launched in 2013 involving more than 500 laboratories around the world to develop new tools for brain research and neurotechnology. One of the researchers used ultrafast lasers to record and alter the brain activity of mice. In other words, they read what the mice had in their minds and changed it. Such therapies using electronic devices for stimulating and recording activity in the nervous system are called electroceuticals. As research advances, it may become possible for wearables to read humans’ minds within a decade. Some scientists expect to come up with cures for brain disorders, like bringing back the memories of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Sound like a science fiction story, doesn’t it? But if such technology becomes available, will our privacy be protected? Also, what could happen if someone’s brain was given misleading or malicious alterations?

Enjoy watching the video to learn about this ongoing research on human brains.

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