Scientists make can your inner monoglue audible
When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of
OK so they say it's far from perfect but the fact they can even come close to this is pretty mind blowing. In short, they have you read aloud, map what's firing in your brain, then read silently and map what fires in your brain, and then do nothing. "That allowed the team to isolate which neurons were firing when vocalizing the text. Then a visual representation of the sound waves is created and those sounds are matched with particular brain patterns. Then while the participants read silently to themselves the decoder is able to reconstruct the words based purely on what neurons are firing."