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2008-04-22 09:24:32 AM  
Uh..... I came in here to say something but I forgot what it was.
 
2008-04-22 09:31:51 AM  
The solution to such screw-ups could be a kind of mind-reading hat, a device to predict and even prevent mindless errors that can threaten lives.

I'm speechless.
 
2008-04-22 09:33:46 AM  
sepuku2: Uh..... I came in here to say something but I forgot what it was.

How could you..wait, what?
 
2008-04-22 09:55:54 AM  
The media really needs to stop reporting stories on the brain unless they have someone on staff that has a clue what they're talking about. This article is silly. I can only hope, since they got this published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences that the researchers and the study isn't near as silly as TFA is making it sound.

You don't need a portable brain scanner. You just need to warn yourself ahead of time that you may make a mistake, and your brain will naturally kick it into high gear and help you prevent making errors.
 
2008-04-22 10:08:09 AM  
This conventionally has patients lying down in a large tube while slowly getting probed with powerful magnetic fields and radio wave pulses

HOT.
 
2008-04-22 10:11:00 AM  
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2008-04-22 10:12:10 AM  
So now we know why you left the "s" off of "Scientists" in your headline, subby.
 
2008-04-22 11:18:40 AM  
FTFA: Even if a mind-reading hat can detect this abnormal brain activity, there may be too many brain waves to decipher out any early warning signals, Eichele cautioned. "It might give out warnings all the time, which would be helpful, or not give you any warning, which is also not helpful," he said.

looks like the author had a brain fart and dropped a "not"...
 
2008-04-22 11:30:19 AM  
Adman12: i285.photobucket.com

*snerk*
 
2008-04-22 11:43:25 AM  
Sarah Jessica Farker: looks like the author had a brain fart and dropped a "not"...

Eh, if a surgeon is working on me I'd rather they knew a brain fart was coming so they could stop and let it pass than work through it.
 
2008-04-22 12:07:26 PM  
Kome: You don't need a portable brain scanner. You just need to warn yourself ahead of time that you may make a mistake, and your brain will naturally kick it into high gear and help you prevent making errors.

The catch is, making sure this lasts over a sustained effort. Which means periodic reminders during the course of the effort. Which would optimally occur just as the brain starts seriously slacking.

FTA: One set of brain regions that is normally active only when a person is awake and relaxed began firing up - in other words, it's as if the brain started resting. At the same time, another group of brain regions that is usually lively when a person is sustaining effort on a task began toning down.

The "sustaining effort" area sounds like it might be interesting for useful biofeedback. More useful than "alpha wave" crap, anyway.
 
2008-04-22 12:24:12 PM  
abb3w: The catch is, making sure this lasts over a sustained effort. Which means periodic reminders during the course of the effort. Which would optimally occur just as the brain starts seriously slacking.

Of course. I imagine you could ask any military personnel who has ever pulled guard duty how hard sustained vigilance can be. But you'd be surprised what a quick "Hey, you don't want to screw this up so be careful" before you do something can do to reduce the risk of error. Especially if it's something you've done a million times before.
 
2008-04-22 12:31:08 PM  
Kome: Of course. I imagine you could ask any military personnel who has ever pulled guard duty how hard sustained vigilance can be.

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Disagrees.

/Timmy
 
2008-04-22 12:38:36 PM  
Good, because I am tired of the gas that keeps puffing out my ears when I think.
 
2008-04-22 12:57:31 PM  
lolwut
 
2008-04-22 12:58:12 PM  
Funny, 30 seconds before a real fart, my colon starts acting abnormally too.
 
2008-04-22 12:58:55 PM  
Wellt hat explains why Subby forgot to add "still no cure for cancer" he suffered a brain fart.
 
2008-04-22 12:59:05 PM  
Plurality agreement, submitter.

You do not has it. I hope this thread turns into a mock-the-stupid-submitter-fest.
 
2008-04-22 12:59:43 PM  
Ahoytheship:
Good, because I am tired of the gas that keeps puffing out my ears when I think.

funny visual! (yeah, I don't like it when it puffs out of the basement either)
 
2008-04-22 01:00:13 PM  
sombreradoraloca:
Plurality agreement, submitter.

You do not has it. I hope this thread turns into a mock-the-stupid-submitter-fest.


Man. I didn't even notice that. If only there was a word for that...
 
2008-04-22 01:00:27 PM  
I submitted this with a better
 
2008-04-22 01:00:57 PM  
I see what subsmitty did there.
 
2008-04-22 01:02:05 PM  
the real question is, how can we harness this power?
 
2008-04-22 01:03:16 PM  
Brains have flatulence? People have often told me my head is up there, but I thought they were talking figuratively.
 
2008-04-22 01:03:32 PM  
I RTFA and did not see the part where curing brain farts also cures cancer. My god, could it be possible that the Norwegian government also wastes their citizens' hard-earned tax dollars?

/Oh lutefisk, Oh lutefisk...
 
2008-04-22 01:06:15 PM  
The solution to such screw-ups could be a kind of mind-reading hat, a device to predict and even prevent mindless errors that can threaten lives.

Aaaand I stopped reading.
 
2008-04-22 01:06:24 PM  
Brain farts, mind-reading hats....

...It's not news, it's Fark.
 
2008-04-22 01:07:10 PM  
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Likes the sound of that
 
2008-04-22 01:08:08 PM  
But can those scientists decode this:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.
 
2008-04-22 01:10:23 PM  
I only have brain farts after I think about broccoli or Busch Beer
 
2008-04-22 01:10:42 PM  
That's my new gamer tag

|xxM1NDxxR34D1NGxxH4Txx|
 
2008-04-22 01:10:49 PM  
The_Sponge: But can those scientists decode this:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.


You don't need a scientist to decode stupid. You just smile and nod at it. If it has nice hooters, you stare.
 
2008-04-22 01:10:56 PM  
Adman12 2008-04-22 09:31:51 AM
The solution to such screw-ups could be a kind of mind-reading hat, a device to predict and even prevent mindless errors that can threaten lives.

I'm speechless


Perhaps what you would say, if you could, is how disturbing you find it that the quality of the ideas published in American news media is rapidly approaching that of the average Fark post.
 
2008-04-22 01:12:30 PM  
The_Sponge: But can those scientists decode this:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.


Oh, cmon, it's not rocket surgery
 
2008-04-22 01:14:51 PM  
Malinki: You don't need a scientist to decode stupid. You just smile and nod at it. If it has nice hooters, you stare.

You, sir, are my new hero.
 
2008-04-22 01:15:02 PM  
Spongebob Plaid Pants
The_Sponge: But can those scientists decode this:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

Oh, cmon, it's not rocket surgery


That's true, but it is brain science.
 
2008-04-22 01:15:31 PM  
My brain farts are silent, but deadly.
 
2008-04-22 01:15:46 PM  
FTFA: One set of brain regions that is normally active only when a person is awake and relaxed began firing up - in other words, it's as if the brain started resting. At the same time, another group of brain regions that is usually lively when a person is sustaining effort on a task began toning down.

So.... in other words..... people get relaxed and sleepy and start making mistakes? Color me shocked!
 
2008-04-22 01:17:21 PM  
submitter: Scientist have finally decoded the brain fart

He really have?
 
2008-04-22 01:17:41 PM  
ummm.... ummm.... ummm....
 
2008-04-22 01:18:36 PM  
Sounds like another researcher lost in achedemia with his head up his ass to me....
 
2008-04-22 01:18:37 PM  
Color me shocked BADD

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2008-04-22 01:20:11 PM  
"That the entire process spans across a much longer timescale was quite astonishing and spooked us..."

I keep imagining guys in lab coats looking at a computer screen, jumping up and running away, then slowly approaching the monitor again, looking at the screen, jumping up and running away, etc.

/They're getting spooked
//It's funny in my mind anyway.
 
2008-04-22 01:20:21 PM  
It's good to know that scientists use such scientific terms as "spooked" and "brain fart"
 
2008-04-22 01:21:17 PM  
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2008-04-22 01:22:55 PM  
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Or it could be the ol' crayola oblongata
 
2008-04-22 01:22:56 PM  
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Mind reading hat says your brain farts stink
 
2008-04-22 01:25:37 PM  
Ok, that ad with the jumping baby is really starting to creep me out...
 
2008-04-22 01:27:08 PM  
akugyaku: It's good to know that scientists use such scientific terms as "spooked" and "brain fart"

You'd be surprised at the very common language that my supervisors and peers throw use when talking about these types of things. Scientists are people after all.
 
2008-04-22 01:31:31 PM  
akugyaku: It's good to know that scientists use such scientific terms as "spooked" and "brain fart"


I see what you are saying, but you know if they used some crazy scientific term would we post something like, "geeze it's a brain fart, why they gotta get all technical and shizzzz?"

/testify
 
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