April 25th, 2019

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Thought to Speech

Scientists have succeeded in producing intelligible speech from brain signals routed through a simulated vocal tract.  This may lead to technology for restoring speech to people who have lost theirs.

I wonder if this could help certain types of nonverbal condition where the thoughts occur but do not make it all the way to audible speech.  It wouldn't help the kinds where someone doesn't naturally think in words or is too overwhelmed to formulate thoughts.  It might also release jammed thoughts, but that's ... not always safe.