Jonathan Townsend wrote:Be interesting to perform a Rorshach or TAT while the subject is in a fMRI device. Enough data from that sort of procedure and one might well expect some patterns to emerge.
In my "real" job, I'm a licensed psychotherapist, so I'll chime in. A PET (Positron Emission Tomography)scan could prove to be more revealing, as it displays which specific areas of the brain are being activated. You would have to modify the TAT and Rorschach cards to be broadcast in the subject's line of sight while they are in the scanner. And you would have to decide if you want the subject to verbally respond to the cards or not, as the mere act of verbalization would alter the activations.
Still, there is a world of difference between drawing correlations between a stimulus and the brain's response, and the lofty goal of literally reading minds, i.e, discerning specific words, thoughts, images or feelings.