Scientists 'record' video from brain

Recording video from dreams or projecting images from your mind is now one step closer to reality.

Scientists from the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley have developed a way of scanning brain activity and then modelling the output as a video.

In the study, researchers used a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other methods to model what the viewer was seeing as they watched YouTube videos.

Video on the left is the original, the video on the right is constructed by scanning the viewer's brain

According to the researchers:

The reconstruction was obtained using only each subject's brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video that did not include the movies used as stimuli. Brain activity was sampled every one second, and each one-second section of the viewed movie was reconstructed separately.

To be perfectly honest, I think my mind has just been blown.

Here's some more info on SMH, and the Gallant Lab homepage.

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