So our minds CAN be read: Magnetic scanner produces these actual images from inside people’s brains

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.

From The Daily Mail:

 

  • Process reproduces visual images from analysis of blood flow to brain
  • Experts believe it could be used in future to analyse dreams and memories

By Chris Parsons and Rob Waugh

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
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

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.

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5 Replies to “So our minds CAN be read: Magnetic scanner produces these actual images from inside people’s brains”

  1. This is scary stuff but wouldn’t it be good to be able to read a Muslim mind and discover his true intentions? No more taqiyya. We could scan them at the airports as they try to come in and then kick them out if necessary!

  2. It was only a matter of time before this was developed, it is going to be a while before it can read what you are thinking rather then what you are seeing. Having said that this tech will be misused by governments to oppress the people, we all need to realize this and work to prevent the misuse.

  3. Only if we let them, if we can force the governments to return to individual rights and freedom they won’t be placed anywhere public and will not be allowed to be used by the police.

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