Scientists Create Video Clips From Brain Activity

Submitted by: Turnshroud 5 years ago Science

The future, is here.
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Male 49
The singularity is near, but only for the ones who can afford it.
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Male 139
@Johanvb: this is iab not Med Bio World. just go with it. plus there should be a tool bar on your browser that will link you to some sort of search engine. if you really want to know the truth i think it could be discovered as fast as it took you to write that response.
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Male 270
This is one giant leap towards one of my ultimate fantasy`s. I device that can record the sounds and video of dreams. Think of the awesome possibilities!
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Male 527
And what is the source of this research?
All i see now are two images side by side where one vaguely resembles the other.
So how do i know that Turnshroud didn`t link to his failed multimedia high school project?
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Male 3,076
this was cool i always knew it was posible :D

heavypred well this wouldn`t work on me, I remember almos nothing if it`s older than 4-14 days
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Male 249
How long before they start using this in criminal investigations? No need for confession anymore...
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Female 627
idgi
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Male 1,451
This is pretty amazing. I like how some pictures have words outlining/overlaying them; and how people change halfway through, like the person suddenly thought of someone else.

Seriously amazing stuff.
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Male 700
Scary, i am sure i will see a video like this one day in a court room being used to convict me of at least one indictable offense :)
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Female 71
i think thats actually really cool
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Female 1,427
It`s recording brain activity, not direct visuals. If you were watching a wartime historical documentary of the Revolutionary War, but images of Vietnam went through your head, THAT`S what it`s recording.

Aka, your daydreams. Your mental images. Your visualizations.
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Male 2,737
That brain is broken.
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Male 707
why does the brain think carol browner is a little black boy?
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Male 6,737
I don`t understand...
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Male 267
Yea that must have been a female brain as if it was a guy then all it would show was boobs etc.
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Male 2,376
very cool. but weve always known where the visual parts of our brain is..that`s trying to put a code to electrical waves and kinda getting it right. but i wanna record my dreams.. crazy poo!!!!!!
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Male 3,310
The first big tip off is this big perfect sphere/ring at :07s in. That`s some amazing software interpretation...HAXOR
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Male 2,790
why is it all choppy? did they cut out the porn thoughts?
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Male 37,897

I thought for sure it was a net hoax but I found a Washington Post article on this and it features the same video.

Washington Post Article
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Male 123
I saw Chuck Norris on the "brain activity" side close to the end!

Because you`re always wondering when Chuck Norris is coming to kill you.
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Male 14,775
I am fairly sure you can`t do that
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Male 234
Yea it`s not a hoax. They use fMRI to read brain activity while showing people images, repeat a bunch of times to get a database of activity levels. Then given a new image they try to match the brain activity to the database. So vision is encoded a certain way, sent to different areas of the brain and then decoded. They are trying to decode the info....it`s actually pretty cool.
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Male 28
"obtained using only each subject`s brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video. (In brief, the algorithm processes each of the 18 million clips through the brain model, and identifies the clips that would have produced brain activity as similar to the measured brain activity as possible. The clips used to fit the model, those used to test the model and those used to reconstruct the stimulus were entirely separate.) Brain activity was sampled every one second, and each one-second section of the viewed movie was reconstructed separately."

If it`s some kind of hoax, they did their homework. Either way, neat idea!
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Male 3,310
I detect some distinct fudgery
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 4,004
Bird brains....
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Male 10,440
Soon we will be like gods.
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Male 809
I don`t think so
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Male 256
Seems fake really, yeah get an image, but colour from a brain? nah :)
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Male 256
LOL, when a black guy was on, it was a white women, when a white man was on it was a white women, :P
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Male 41
The future looks like the blurred out premium channels on analog cable tv.
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Male 168
Why are there words randomly flashing in it?!
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Male 37,897

Sounds like one of those online hoaxes like Steve Jobs being dead or an alien autopsy.

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Male 43
wheres the porn?
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Female 4,225
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