Breaking The Brain’s Code
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have created the first computational model to understand how the human brain codes the meanings of words. This unique brain activation patterns are associated with names for things that we can see, hear, feel, taste or smell. This model may eventually lead to the use of brain scans to identify thoughts and to find a cure for autism, paranoid schizophrenia, and Pick’s disease. A professor of Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, stated that the brain represents the meaning of a concrete noun in areas of the brain associated with how we sense it. For example, when we say apple the brain areas responsible for tasting, for smelling, for chewing will be activated.
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