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May 3, 2016

Brain Map Of Responses To Words

A couple of scientists, using MRI, have mapped which parts of the brain respond to certain words. If you want the original article in Nature, here it is. But what you want to see is this easy to understand video.

And then what you want to see is this interactive 3D map of the brain. Click on a spot and it tells you the words that activate that area. Here are some sample results:
Brain Word Map 09.41.34

Brain Word Map 09.41.48

Brain Word Map 09.42.55

Brain Word Map 09.43.16

Ideas: they need to do this with other languages too, and with different dialects of English, to see the differences and similarities; where are the obscenities?; technical words and jargon - let's see how those get mapped.

Filed under English,Technology | permalink | May 3, 2016 at 10:09 AM


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