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Given recent advances in AI related neuroscience, I can easily imagine a future where it is possible to decode thoughts and impressions. In fact, we are already nearly there. It seems like the limitation is not the decoding of memories, but their detection or measurement: While you are seeing an image and the brain actively is working on it its perception, ...


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Short answer The structural anatomy of the cerebral cortex is closely related to its functionality. The cortex is a thin sheet of only a few cell layers deep. Expansion of processing power requires enlargement of the surface area of this sheet, and simply increasing it's volume doesn't help. As a consequence, gyri and sulci developed during evolution to ...


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