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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: This computer is learning to read your mind"

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So this is how the EEG works. Inside your head is a brain, and that biran is made out of billions of nuerons. Each of those neurons sends an electrical message to each other. These small messages can combine to make an electrical wave that we can detect on a monitor. Now traditionally, the EEG can tell us large-scale things, for example if you're asleep or if you're arlet. But can it tell us anything else? Can it actually read our thoughts? We're going to test this, and we're not going to satrt with some complex thoughts. We're going to do something very slmipe. Can we interpret what someone is seeing using only their brainwaves?

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So this is how the EEG works. Inside your head is a brain, and that _____ is made out of billions of _______. Each of those neurons sends an electrical message to each other. These small messages can combine to make an electrical wave that we can detect on a monitor. Now traditionally, the EEG can tell us large-scale things, for example if you're asleep or if you're _____. But can it tell us anything else? Can it actually read our thoughts? We're going to test this, and we're not going to _____ with some complex thoughts. We're going to do something very ______. Can we interpret what someone is seeing using only their brainwaves?

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  5. brain

Original Text

So this is how the EEG works. Inside your head is a brain, and that brain is made out of billions of neurons. Each of those neurons sends an electrical message to each other. These small messages can combine to make an electrical wave that we can detect on a monitor. Now traditionally, the EEG can tell us large-scale things, for example if you're asleep or if you're alert. But can it tell us anything else? Can it actually read our thoughts? We're going to test this, and we're not going to start with some complex thoughts. We're going to do something very simple. Can we interpret what someone is seeing using only their brainwaves?

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