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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:07 PM
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Brain imaging reveals the movies in our minds.
Along with the article is a brief video reproduced from neuronal activity while viewing a movie. The process used to produce the video is in a primitive stage; but, I think this is pretty impressive.

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have managed to decode and reconstruct dynamic visual experiences stored in the human brain.

Currently, researchers are only able to reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed. However, the breakthrough is expected to pave the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees - such as dreams and memories.

"This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery," explained Professor Jack Gallant, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist and coauthor of the study published online today in the journal Current Biology. "We are opening a window into the movies in our minds."

According to Gallant, practical applications of the technology could eventually include a better understanding of what is happening in the minds of those who cannot communicate verbally, such as stroke victims, coma patients and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:18 PM
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1. truth seeking...lies detected...not sure how but I can feel a method will come of this nt
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:19 PM
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2. Um...I don't think I want this done to me...ever...
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:25 PM
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3. "try this new flavor of sherbert! oh, well now if youre feeling woozy, sit here. these wires?
Nothing to worry about. Just relaaaaaax".
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:25 PM
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4. This is both exciting and scary. Thanks for the heads-up. /nt
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:30 PM
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5. Yeah...
Soon coming to an airport security checkpoint near you.
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:02 PM
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6. Outer limits episode
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Still Blue in PDX Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:49 PM
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7. This is scary as hell.
While I don't consider myself a luddite, there are a lot of sci-fi scenarios that I don't want to become reality.

Someone tapping into my "internal imagery" is one of those.

:scared:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:53 PM
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8. Whoa! That's amazing. This will get refined, too.
I expect much clearer images before too long. They have the clip. They have the brain images. The refinement will come quickly.

This a a huge breakthrough. How it will be used may not be so wonderful, though.
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bighughdiehl Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:16 PM
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9. Wow
They did this on an episode of House a few years ago, and I thought
it could never happen in real life.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:22 PM
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10. Let's take a look at TC's mind...
Oh... oh... oh that's not right!
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:38 AM
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11. But do they reveal the windmills of your mind?
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