Lesson 23a - Parts of the Body - Reading



Do you think it will be possible for a computer to read your mind? Why/why not?

Exercise 1


Exercise 2


Exercise 3

What do you remember? Answer the questions according to the article.

1. What do scientists think should be included in the new laws that will help to protect our brains?
2. What can scientists tell about a person's political position using a special device?
3. What was a paralysed man able to do when his brain was connected to a computer?
4. How could brain imaging be useful in criminal cases?
5. What can brain 'decoders' do?

Exercise 4

Find a word or phrase in the text which means

1. in danger (phrase, P.1) :
2. possibilities that haven't existed before (phrase, P.6) :
3. people who teach and do research at colleges or universities (noun - plural, P.7) :
4. changed without permission (phrasal verb - past participle form, P.8) :
5. wanted (adj., P.11) :
6. the final safe place (collocation, P.13) :
7. becoming much nearer (phrase, P.15) :

Exercise 5


Exercise 6

Discuss any of the questions below.

1. Do you think that we will need laws to protect ourselves from machines collecting or deleting information in our brains? Why/why not?
2. Do you believe what is written in the article or do you think that this type of thing is only possible in science fiction books? Why/why not?
3. Do you think that neurotechnology will do more harm than good? Why/why not?