Word association: Study matches brain scans with complex thought

Word association: Study matches brain scans with complex thought – ScienceBlog.com.

In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity with categories of words related to the concepts a person is thinking about. The results could lead to a better understanding of how people consider meaning and context when reading or thinking.

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