Paper Boys

Episode 26

Can you understand talking brain waves?

You may one day be able to speak using only your thoughts.

Brain-computer interfaces promise to change everything about our lives in the future, but are still in their early infancy technology-wise. However, you may be closer than you think to being able to talk without moving your mouth at all…James brings in a paper on converting brain waves to speech, and tests Charlie on his robot-listening comprehension while he’s at it.

Check out the journal paper (with audio clips in the Supplementary Material) in Nature here and the Science Daily article here.

Here’s a song by Kraftwerk using a vocoder.

And here is cool research from UC Berkeley that reconstructs images brain signals measured using fMRI.

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