I recently went to see Christopher Nolan’s film Inception with a large group of friends. As the only neuroscientist in the group, I was, of course, asked my opinion of the films scientific plausibility. Four days and six pages of typing later, I’m posting part 1 of my discussion of Inception.
What are you thinking about? Which memory are you reliving right now? You may think that only you can answer, but by combining brain scans with pattern-detection software, neuroscientists are prying open a window into the human mind.