Saturday, 24 September 2011

A step forward for electronic mind reading machines...

I had to post this up because I really think it's not only an amazing step for science, but also because the images that are being produced during reconstruction are actually quite beautiful.

Essentially, what's happening is that scientists are using brain activity mapping to recreate images seen by a viewer. Through the use of a library of millions of youtube videos, (unseen by the viewer) and brain activity readouts, the scientists are reconstructing perceived images. The result is this leading, yet ambiguous blend of high contrast images. As paintings these would not be out of place in the Tate.

Read more at PopSci

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