This is perhaps the coolest thing that has come through my computer screen in a long while. This is also as awesome as neuroscience gets. The image above may not look to fantastic, the one of the left was shown to a test subject. He was told to think about the image, the image to the right is what a computer attached to his head recreated from his bare thoughts. So yes, it looks like a worn out picture of the Mona Lisa but regardless this technology is amazing.
The video at the bottom shows us some everyday clips, and – thanks to some super-advanced brain imaging and computer simulations – how those clips are seen inside our brains. The people responsible for this amazing breakthrough are the researchers at UC Berkeley. They used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and some seriously complex computational models to figure out what images our minds create when presented with movie and TV clips. This is a great start, very soon we’ll be able to have our very own DVD recorders that record our thoughts. Read more about this story at: the Berkeley website, and I09