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News Release 16-050

Scientists map brain's 'thesaurus' to help decode inner thoughts

Neuroimaging reveals detailed semantic maps across human cerebral cortex

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parts of the brain with different responses.

Scientists map how the brain responds to different words.

Credit: Alex Huth, UC Berkeley

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Using fMRI imaging and big data methods, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, aim to systematically map the semantic system of the human brain in order to produce a detailed semantic atlas.

Credit: NSF