The Physics of Thought...

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRIs)

MRIs are used in numerous applications in the medical field. So important in fact, that Paul Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2003 for the applicability of MRI in medicine. Recently, developments have been made that allow medical practitioners and scientists to see what you are thinking with fMRI brain scans.


Because fMRIs see the metabolic acticity within the brain, researches have been able to identify were thoughts occur (The Technological Citizen, 2010), and thus, have begun reading minds. These thought patterns have already been used to incriminate suspects in crimes and according to various sources, certain agencies are already developing programs that can be used to interrogate individuals without them ever even knowing it. Check it out!