Posts Tagged ‘ Speech ’

Food For Thought #10

From silence, came thought,
from thought, came ego,
and from ego, came speech.
So if speech is effective,
how much more so must be its source?” – Ramana Maharshi

You know, in the case of most of us, the mind is noisy, everlastingly chattering to itself, soliloquizing or chattering about something or trying to talk to itself to convince itself of something; it is always moving, noisy. And from that noise, we act. Any action born of noise produces more noise, more confusion.

But if you have observed and learned what it means to communicate, the difficulty of communication, the non-verbalization of the mind — that is, that communicates and receives communication — then, as life is a movement, you will, in your action, move on naturally, freely, easily, without any effort, to that state of communion. And in that state of communion, if you inquire more deeply, you will find that you are not only in communion with nature, with the world, with everything about you, but also in communion with yourself. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

What If Someone Can Hear Your Inner Dialogue!

What if someone can hear your innner dialogue?

Few studies and researches has shown that brainwaves can be decoded and then can be converted into speech.

Here’s something on this topic, but lets first understand what is brain wave?

Brain wave is an electrical signal (like wave form) in the brain. The human brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. The combination of millions of neurons sending signals at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in the brain, which can be measured using an EEG (EEG is the measurement of electrical activity in the brain using electrodes attached to the scalp and can provide an indication of the mental state of the individual).

These brainwaves in our head can be decoded and then it can be converted into speech by using some kind of technology. Many researches are ongoing on it to find out an effective and better solution for it. Though scientist have already succeeded in converting brainwaves into speech but till yet it’s not what exactly it should be like so that it can be used on humans effectively. This technology could help people speak through a computer simply by thinking what they want to say. It will help voiceless patients or the people who lost their voice because of paralysis or locked-in syndrome to regain their voice. They can speak thoughts directly much like Stephen Hawking, the famed physicist who speaks only with the aid of a computer synthesizer; he communicates using a sensor attached to his glasses which records his cheek movements whereas conversion of brainwaves into speech is different from this and certainly one day this kind of technology will help us to communicate with a person who can think and hear but cannot speak.

This technology has numerous other things to offer too. By decoding patterns of activity in the brain, it will possible to play back the imagined conversations in our heads. All the dialogue you speak inside your head or anything you say inside your head can be heard using this technology. For instance, when you read this sentence to yourself, it’s likely that you hear the words in your head which generates brainwaves in your head and by successfully decoding and converting them into audible signal we can hear what’s going on someone’s mind and perhaps one day it will be possible to hear inner dialogue or inner conversation of a person. Brain activity is thought to be similar whether we hear a sentence or think the same sentence, this technology will brings us into the new era of broadcasting our inner thoughts to the world without speaking and it might even be possible to read someone’s mind but at the present date it’s still a matter of research.