Scientists Record Movies Straight From Your Brain

Conclusion: The human brain is very adept at recreating Steve Martin’s likeness. Using fMRI technology, science can now show you difference between what you see and what your brain sees.

The left clip is a segment of the movie that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI. 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.

This is extreme science talk for “One day you’ll be able to sleep under a magnet and the government will monitor you for doublethink wake with a recording of your dreams.”

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