Is It Possible to Read Minds?


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There is no scientific evidence that supports the existence of mind reading in the form of telepathy. However, scientists have been able to use brain scanners to detect which face a test subject was looking at, or whether the subject intended to add or subtract two numbers.

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The experiments involving the process of detecting intention and focus have an accuracy rate of 60 to 70 percent. These experiments require a functional mathematical model that allows computers to interpret brain activities and derive information from them. In the experiment involving the detection of simple mathematical functions, the subject's prefrontal cortex exhibited different activity patterns, which were based on whether the subject intended to add or subtract the numbers.

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