A group of Japanese scientists from the Laboratory of Neural computation of the International Research Institute for Fundamental electricity and communication technology (ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories) under the leadership of Yukiyaso Kamitani (Yukiyasu Kamitani) for the first time in history has managed to visualize the process of human thought.
This incredible technology will allow in the future to carry out a long-standing dream of man to record and play back the image formed in the brain.
In the experiment, the volunteers showed a black-and-white images of figures and words. While viewing was scanned part of the brain responsible for vision, then the information processed by the computer using a special software, and the resulting image is displayed on the screen of the monitor.
In the experiment involved six people. In all six cases, the image of the images that arise in the brain coincided with the picture appearing on the screen.
The new technology allows little while: you can recognize only black-and-white images of simple images - crosses, squares and short words written in Roman alphabet - for example, failed to read the word "neuron" - neuron.
The technology focuses on the process of recognition image on the retina of the human eye. When a person looks at the object of his eye recognizes an image that is then converted into electrical signals sent to the visual cortex of the brain.
The experiment showed how these electrical signals are collected and transformed into the image. For example, when volunteers showed word neuron, the letters one by one and then appeared on the screen. Receive a daily hot news - download news ticker, be aware of world events.