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    http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-tech...on-screen.html

    Takes all the fun out of a good torture session.


    New technology to show dreams on screen

    Press TV
    Thursday, Dec 11, 2008

    A Japanese research team has invented a technology that if completed could display people’s thoughts and dreams on a computer screen.

    Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories say they have succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain that may open the door to unexplored dimensions of the brain and shed light on the function of dreams in the human psyche.

    The study is still in its primitive stages and so far the images that the team has managed to pick up from electrical signals of the brain are still very simple. The research team, however, hopes to eventually use the technology to figure out dreams and visualize what people imagine in their minds.

    When people look at an object, the eye’s retina recognizes an image that is converted into electrical signals which go into the brain’s visual cortex.


    The team, led by chief researcher Yukiyasu Kamitani, succeeded in catching these signals and then reconstructing what people see on screen.

    In their experiment, the researchers showed people the six letters in the word “neuron” and then succeeded in reconstructing the letters on a computer screen by measuring their brain activity.

    The team said that it first figured out people’s individual brain patterns by showing them some 400 different still images.

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    I could sell some dreams as blockbuster movies

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    Well, that's the most frightening news I've heard today. And it hasn't been a good news day.

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    Is this a dream or real ?

    Hard to tell I agreed with SF a while ago. Could be a nightmare.

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    It appears that these impressions are made during the stimulus, or initial encoding phase. I don't know if thoughts and dreams, though both can have visual components, actually involve the visual cortex. It's been far too many years since I studied that; possibly my husband has some material on it, though. Most stored memory, including visual memory, involves networks of neurons that are distant from the sites where they are first detected and then encoded.

    This looks like just another big splash that will end up going nowhere.
    My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am.

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    This seems to much like that show fringe.
    Q: Senator Obama, would you take the same pledge? No tax increases on people under $250,000?

    OBAMA: I not only have pledged not to raise their taxes, I've been the first candidate in this race to specifically say I would cut their taxes.

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    I would so much not like having the government read my thoughts.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    - -- Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I would so much not like having the government read my thoughts.
    Or my bf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    It appears that these impressions are made during the stimulus, or initial encoding phase. I don't know if thoughts and dreams, though both can have visual components, actually involve the visual cortex. It's been far too many years since I studied that; possibly my husband has some material on it, though. Most stored memory, including visual memory, involves networks of neurons that are distant from the sites where they are first detected and then encoded.

    This looks like just another big splash that will end up going nowhere.
    Good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I would so much not like having the government read my thoughts.
    NO TRUE AMERICAN WITH NOTHING TO HIDE SHOULD BE AFRAID OF MENTAL WIRETAPPING!!!
    There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus View Post
    NO TRUE AMERICAN WITH NOTHING TO HIDE SHOULD BE AFRAID OF MENTAL WIRETAPPING!!!
    congress will of course be exempt.

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