Five predictions your mind can do by 2050

09/02/2013 - 00:00

By Rachel Barclay - 

1. Store Your Thoughts on an External Device
Scientists have long known that seeing, imagining, and remembering look similar in the brain. When you see or remember an apple, the part of your brain that knows what an apple looks like will become active, whether or not there’s an apple in front of you.

This activity is strong enough that scientists can even scan for it in patients who are in a coma.Several patients who were thought to be in a persistent vegetative state, meaning doctors believed that they would never wake up again, were seen to be imaging pictures during brain scans.