Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind

Djinn

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Dec 2007
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Here's something to get all the CT'ers wetting their pants.

On the one hand, this is scary as f***. On the other hand, I want this technology available yesterday.
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind

BERKELEY — Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach.

Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences – in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers.

As yet, the technology can only reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed. However, the breakthrough paves the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees, such as dreams and memories, according to researchers.
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[video=youtube;nsjDnYxJ0bo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjDnYxJ0bo[/video]
 

Babba

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Jul 2007
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Yeah, that is pretty scary and kind of cool at the same time.
 

Macduff

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"Why are those hot dogs chasing donuts? And is that a train going through a tunnel?"
 

anonymous

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Can you imagine once they get the code worked out for this that they could conceivably design a device that would transmit these low frequency brainwave patterns across the country causing all of us to become Zombies.