Just imagine what places like Iran, China, Saudi Arabia or England would do with technology like this. I think had Orwell even thought of this, he wouldn’t have written about it in case it gave the totalitarianists ideas. Posted is part of the article. Click over for the rest.
- Process reproduces visual images from analysis of blood flow to brain
- Experts believe it could be used in future to analyse dreams and memories
Last updated at 1:36 PM on 23rd September 2011
Scientists have created a revolutionary brain imaging process which allows them to ‘see’ moving images inside people’s minds. As the test subjects think of a video, the researchers ‘see’ it on screen.
It’s the most astonishing demonstration of ‘mind reading’ technology ever demonstrated.
The academics from the University of California, Berkeley, managed to decipher brain activity by measuring blood flow through the brain’s visual cortex, and used this information to construct images of what they were ‘thinking’.
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Reproduction: An image, left, of Steve Martin in Pink Panther 2 is amazingly recreated through analysis of blood flow into the brain’s visual cortex to produce the representation on the right
They then converted this information into visual patterns after feeding it through a computer, in a process which scientists say ‘opens a window into the movie of our minds’.
As yet, the technology can only recognise and reconstruct movie clips shown to the test subjects before they braved the scanner.