Videos reconstructed from brain activity

Reserchers at Covernomics Neuroscience Laboratories have further developed our brain analysis technology and are now able to reconstruct videos from Agents brain activity, a new breakthrough that might soon allow us to see into dreams, memories and even fantasies.

“This is a major leap forward in reconstructing internal imagery, instead of just still images we are now opening a window into the movies in our minds.”

Agents acted as test subjects, watching YouTube videos inside a magnetic resonance imaging machine for several hours at a time. Then our research team used the brain imaging data to develop a computer model that matched features of the videos like colours, shapes and movements with patterns of brain activity.

“Once we had this model built, we could read brain activity for that subject and run it backwards through the model to try to uncover what the viewer saw.”

Subtle changes in the blood flow the brain, measured by functional MRI, predicted what was on the screen at the time. The reconstructed videos are blurry because they layer all the YouTube clips that matched the subject’s brain activity pattern. The result is a haunting, almost dream-like version of the video as seen by the mind’s eye.

“If you can decode movies people saw, you might be able to decode things in the brain that are movie-like but have no real-world analog, dreams.”

Whether the technology could also be used to watch people’s dreams or memories, even
intentions depends on how close those abstract visual experiences are to the real thing. But the potential to watch a person’s memories may not be so far off. Whether such memories could be used in a court of law, however, would be limited not only by the technology but also the nature of the memories.