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A clearer picture of the mind in real-time brain imaging

September 23, 2013

The sweep of a needle across the grooves of a worn vinyl record carries distinct sounds: hisses, scratches, even the echo of skips. For many years, though, those yearning to hear Frank Sinatra sing “Fly Me to the Moon” have been able to listen to his light baritone with technical clarity, courtesy of the increased signal-to-noise ratio of digital remasterings.

Now, with advances in neurofeedback techniques, the signal-to-noise ratio of the brain activity underlying our thoughts can be remastered as well, according to a recent discovery in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a research team led by Stephen LaConte, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Read the full, original story here: “Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought”

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