In a rather stunning display of scientific inquiry and processing, Berkley scientists have successfully created video footage of memory.
What exactly does this mean and how does it work? From the Berkley press release:
Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences – in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers.
As yet, the technology can only reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed. However, the breakthrough paves the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees, such as dreams and memories, according to researchers.
Check out the video above to see it in action and then visit the link below to read more about this extraordinary research. If you’re interested in reading the original white paper you can read it here.
Scientists Use Brain Imaging to Reveal Movies in Our Mind [UC Berkley News Center via Mashable]
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- Published 09/23/11