And their quest to get inside your head...
“In these experiments we presented a large database of pictures, and discovered that we can predict what picture the subject is seeing far above chance. So, in simple words, we can read the human thought from the neuronal activity.I think we've unfairly typecast these guys... apparently they're not "all work and no play."
Dr Quian Quiroga’s latest research, which has appeared in the Journal of Neurophysiology, follows on from this.
“For example, if the 'Jennifer Aniston neuron' increases its firing then we can predict that the subject is seeing Jennifer Aniston. If the 'Halle Berry neuron' fires, then we can predict that the subject is seeing Halle Berry, and so on.