03 May 2016

Our thoughts are our own

Your fingerprints aren’t the only things that are completely unique to you. Every person’s brain reacts differently to external stimuli. Using an electroencephalogram headset, the brainwaves of several people looking at the same visual images – a picture of a Hollywood star, a boat, the word "conundrum" or a slice of pizza, for instance – can be recorded. The results are distinctly different “brainprints” for each participant, proving once again, that our thoughts are our own.


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Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

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Erik Minaya started to put on the kilos during his first year year in college. By age 24, he tipped the scale at nearly 120kg. But then he cut out fast food, replacing it with lower-carb offerings that he prepared himself.