Skip to comments.Psychic computer shows your thoughts on screen
Posted on 12/28/2009 10:29:31 AM PST by JoeProBono
Scientists have discovered how to read minds by scanning brain activity and reproducing images of what people are seeing or even remembering. Researchers have been able to convert into crude video footage the brain activity stimulated by what a person is watching or recalling.
The breakthrough raises the prospect of significant benefits, such as allowing people who are unable to move or speak to communicate via visualisation of their thoughts; recording peoples dreams; or allowing police to identify criminals by recalling the memories of a witness.
However, it could also herald a new Big Brother era, similar to that envisaged in the Hollywood film Minority Report, in which an individuals private thoughts can be readily accessed by the authorities.
Earlier this year, Jack Gallant and Thomas Naselaris, two neurologists from the University of California, Berkeley, managed to 'decode' static images seen by the person from activity in the brain's visual cortex.
Last week Gallant and Shinji Nishimoto - another neurologist - went one step further by revealing that it is possible to decode signals generated in the brain by moving scenes......
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
If they scanned the thoughts of some people I know they would think the machine was broken.
So, scanning the mind of your average teenage boy would be like watching p0rn.
Let's strap these gadgets on politician to more fully provide Americans the transparency espoused by politicians.
how about this ?
If they let the person wear their glasses in the MRI the image might be sharper.
Scary. Thoughtcrime soon to be a reality?
Hopefully the tech will get cheap quickly. I’d love to be able to record dreams.
Sounds like the device in that movie.
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