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bijou
11-03-2009, 04:38 PM
A mind-reading machine that can produce pictures of what a person is seeing or remembering has been developed by scientists.
The device studies patterns of brainwave activity and turns them into a moving image on a computer screen.
While the idea of a telepathy machine might sound like something from science fiction, the scientists say it could one day be used to solve crimes.


In a pioneering experiment, an American team scanned the brain activity of two volunteers watching a video and used the results to recreate the images they were seeing.
Although the results were crude, the technique was able to reproduce the rough shape of a man in a white shirt and a city skyline.
Professor Jack Gallant, who carried out the experiment at the University of California, Berkeley, said: 'At the moment when you see something and want to describe it you have to use words or draw it and it doesn't work very well.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1224489/Psychic-plug-brain-thoughts-screen-developed.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0Vpp6B9Rl
This should make offices more fun. :D

AmPat
11-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Can you be arrested for the images?:confused::eek:

bijou
11-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Can you be arrested for the images?:confused::eek:

Only if you share them!

GrumpyOldLady
11-10-2009, 09:14 PM
That's be fun. I'd like to see how it works on someone who is deranged.
Hook it up to an obamatron and see what colors and images flash.
It'd be interesting.

Gingersnap
11-10-2009, 09:17 PM
Is this a lot different from photographing the eyes of murder victims? That was all the rage in the 1930s.

Bubba Dawg
11-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Is this a lot different from photographing the eyes of murder victims? That was all the rage in the 1930s.

Wasn't there a belief that the image of the murderer was somehow present in the eye of the victin?

Gingersnap
11-10-2009, 10:15 PM
Wasn't there a belief that the image of the murderer was somehow present in the eye of the victin?

Right from the get-go with photography.

Bubba Dawg
11-10-2009, 11:47 PM
Right from the get-go with photography.

Great device for a mystery story.

SarasotaRepub
11-11-2009, 07:56 AM
This machine was a BatMan cartoon episode. :p:D

AHeneen
11-12-2009, 12:51 AM
Did you miss the part that this research is going on at UC Berkeley? Scary

I was watching a program on tv (probably Discovery or Science channel) that went over near-future technologies. One new technology was the ability to "talk" silently. Apparently, your brain can send electronic signals to your mouth whether or not you open your muscles move to speak. So, by hooking up just two electrodes on your skin (one on the bottom of the mouth and another on the upper throat) and connecting that to a computer, they could get people to "say" something (without moving any muscles) and understand what the subjects was "saying". At least that's the goal of this research, right now there is a bit of discrepancy between the electronic signals when the subject physically speaks and when the subject does not move, and the signal varies a little between different people,