Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Psychic 'mind-reading' computer will show your thoughts on screen
11-03-2009, 06:36 PM,
Psychic 'mind-reading' computer will show your thoughts on screen
Quote: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.

'This technology might allow you to recover an eyewitness's memory of a crime.'

The experiment is the latest in a series of studies designed to show how brain scans can reveal our innermost thoughts.

[Image: article-1224489-070C301B000005DC-993_468x301.jpg]

Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner, normally found in hospitals, the American team scanned the brains of two volunteers while they watched videos.

The results were fed into a computer which looked for links between colours, shapes and movements on the screen, and patterns of activity in the brain.

The computer software was then given the brain scans of the volunteers as they watched a different video and was asked to recreate what they were seeing.

According to Dr Gallant, who has yet to publish the results of the experiment, the software was close to the mark.

In one scene featuring comic actor Steve Martin in a white shirt, the computer reproduced his white torso and rough shape, but was unable to handle details of his face.

In another, the volunteers watched an image of a city skyline with a plane flying past.

The software was able to recreate the skyline - but not the aircraft.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara

Resistance Films Youtube Channel

TriWooOx Podcast
11-03-2009, 07:21 PM,
Psychic 'mind-reading' computer will show your thoughts on screen
I saw this demonstrated on a torrent I upped they actually convicted someone of murder with it. It's the new polygraph test at the very least. I wonder if it is still accurate if you clench your rectum:huh:

Popular Science's The Future Of S01E04 Security

The Future Of .. Big Brother

Groundbreaking technology and science will change how we keep our nation safe. Autonomous rolling robots will monitor our airports. Security cameras will have brains that can recognize faces. We'll peer into criminal's brain for evidence of guilt.
There are no others, there is only us.
11-03-2009, 09:09 PM,
Psychic 'mind-reading' computer will show your thoughts on screen
my cousin just told me that he will believe this when he sees it, and that it's just hype! :crazy:


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  My new computer monitor RaFTertheONE 3 1,801 02-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Last Post: RaFTertheONE
  Recommended Reading for Science, Tech & Discoveries Easy Skanking 6 4,043 05-26-2011, 01:44 AM
Last Post: Easy Skanking
  Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media hilly7 7 2,575 09-13-2010, 07:55 PM
Last Post: JazzRoc
  Scientist 'infected' with computer virus TriWooOx 12 4,462 07-20-2010, 08:19 PM
Last Post: Easy Skanking
  DNA computer 'answers questions' TriWooOx 0 1,019 08-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Last Post: TriWooOx
  Mind Flex April 0 781 07-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Last Post: April
  Why it's Hard to Make Machines Think Original Thoughts --- 8 2,379 02-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Last Post: JazzRoc
  World's First Computer Rebuilt, Rebooted After 2,000 Years Easy Skanking 3 1,340 12-20-2008, 09:33 PM
Last Post: Easy Skanking
  Computer Virus Hits U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan --- 0 1,229 12-01-2008, 02:48 PM
Last Post: ---
  Neural Interface detects user's Thoughts --- 0 802 12-01-2008, 02:03 PM
Last Post: ---

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)