(VIDEO) Scientists are this close to being able to read your mind
The future is upon us. Now brain scans will soon be as accessible during a health check up!
Thanks to UC Berkeley and the use of MRI machines and computers, reading your brain activity can generate a jumbled representation of what you are seeing.
Yes, that’s right– by scanning your brain, an image of every second of what you are viewing can be seen just by using your brain activity.
The video depicts two images– the one on the left is what the participant is viewing and the image on the right is the reconstruction of the brain activity. Scientists say it can be used for reading imagery and even dreams. So soon enough, all those dream interpretation books and old wives tales will prove redundant and just a quick scan of the old noodle will show you what goes on while you sleep.
This recent development was published yesterday and made reference to previous studies back in 2010, which showed that it was only possible to reconstruct static visual content. But now this breakthrough is said to be a game changer in reconstructing dynamic representations, which has never been done before.
Dynamic representations is a scary phrase when you consider what this technology could do if it got into the wrong hands. A little dramatic there, we know, but the frightening implication of people being able to read minds is a scary thought.