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Media: Phonetics and Telekinesis

Submitter: Mark Jones

Submitter Email: markjjones@hotmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science

Media Body: An emerging line of research known as Electrocorticography demonstrates
that by placing electrode sensors directly on the surface of the human brain
researchers can use brain activity signatures for 'phonemes' to guide
cursors on a screen. Read more about this research at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12990211
Issue Number: 22.3835
Date Posted: April 08, 2011

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