Scientists Can Read the Mind of a Fly

It so happens that our contemporary neuroscience has progressed to the level where it can read an ordinary fruit fly’s mind. Understanding the human brain completely will be a cinch one fine day in the future. Yet, the mapping of a fruit fly’s mind is possible as the current state of affairs exists. The sparking of neurons in the tiny brain of the fruit fly can be predicted beforehand. When it is about to perform an action for example, the future behavior and signals in the nervous system can be foreseen via certain technological heuristics.  While the mind of a teensy weensy fruit fly is far less complex than that of a human being, progress starts from the simple and proceeds to the more complicated. From the invention of the…

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