Movies Made From Your Thoughts

This article was a very interesting one to me as it deals with recording from the brain. Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley were able to scan brain activity from subjects as they watched clips from Hollywood movie trailers. Using these functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans they were able to create an algorithm that would reconstruct the neural events captured in each scan. While the study provides a lot of exciting moves forward it is still limited by current imaging techniques as each patient had to be scanned 10 times while watching the video trailer over and over. Currently the process takes about two hours and only creates a blurry, ghostly video approximating what the subjects were watching.

Definitely an interesting study regardless of how the videos come out. To think that we’re working on technology that can start to scan and understand the brains complexities in neural activity is exciting.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/mind-reading-movie-clips-110922.html

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