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How Elon Musk’s Neuralink Will Read Your Mind

Science has come a long way since I first held a brain in my hand

A woman with her eyes closed, only her eyes are lit on her face. There is a pink circle graphic behind her head.
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When you hold a human brain in your hands, it doesn’t feel how you’d expect.

Most people think of something soft and mushy, like a stress ball or a Jell-O mold. But pulled from a jar of formaldehyde, the brain is much denser and less yielding — it’s…