The mind's eye revealed

The mind's eye revealed

New technology uses brain scans to see what a person is watching

By Laura Sanders, 17:08 PM September 28, 2011

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Researchers have just wrapped production on a special movie of the mind that stars a brain scanner, a sophisticated computer program and millions of YouTube videos. By monitoring people’s brains as they watched movies and then re-creating what they saw, the new release has tiptoed closer to technology that can read minds by decoding mental activities, researchers report in an upcoming Current Biology paper.

“It’s very dramatic. It really is like Minority Report,” says neur...

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