Japanese Researches successfully reconstruct images from the brain into Images on a screen

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Inspiring

In a historic moment Researches at the Japanese ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratory were able to digitize images from thought patterns in a human brain directly onto a computer screen. Researches(Yukiyasu Kamitani, who is with the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, and Frank Tong from Princeton University), under the direction of Mitsua Kawato first showed a group of test subjects the six individual letters that make up the word ‘neuron’.

Then by measuring very specific brain activity visual cortex ATR’s researchers reproduced each of the letters, from each of the subjects, on a computer screen.

“It was the first time in the world that it was possible to visualise what people see directly from the brain activity,” the private institute said in a statement.

“By applying this technology, it may become possible to record and replay subjective images that people perceive like dreams.”

Even more important researchers and fellow scientists alike are excited about the possibility to discover the exactly level of consciousness of a comatose patient.

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