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Scientists extract images directly from brain

Scientists extract images directly from brain
Researchers from Japan's ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's mind and display them on a computer monitor, it was announced on December 11. According to the researchers, further development of the technology may soon make it possible to view other people's dreams while they sleep. The scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes. Subjects were shown 400 random 10 x 10 pixel black-and-white images for a period of 12 seconds each. For now, the system is only able to reproduce simple black-and-white images. "These results are a breakthrough in terms of understanding brain activity," says Dr.

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wouldn't believe this . The story is listed as 2008 . If this was true it would be so huge everyone would be talking about it in the media . So far as far as I know the only way to bring up an image that a person is looking at is to fingerprint ( so to speak , recognition algorithms) an image the person is looking at . Then when the person sees that image the computer matches it to a database of images that have been previously fingerprinted ( algorithmed ) . So the system only knows what a person is looking at based on pre-formed recognition algorithms ( visual fingerprinting ;-) Guessing what your looking at based on what the system knows you looked at previously . The system basically picks up a brain wave that says the person recognizes a particular image . Who knows someday someone might achieve what they are talking about in the article but I'm sure it way in the future not now or in 2008 ;-) by mirlen101 Feb 16

I can't believe this! does anyone know where I can find the original study? by luffy007 Feb 15

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