menu

Future Brain Machine Interfaces May Record And Playback Our Dreams

Future Brain Machine Interfaces May Record And Playback Our Dreams
Innovation

A machine that could read our mind and display our dreams on screen could soon be a reality.

Naresh Kumar
  • 28 october 2010

A research team from UCLA has developed a brain-machine interface that can record high-level brain activity and display images that have been thought about by a person. By connecting the activities of individual neurons with specific images and making the neurons light up when a participant thinks about one of the images in the study, the brain-machine interface attached to the neurons was able to bring the image to a computer screen.

While researchers have already been using such interfaces to reconstruct human memories on a computer, this particular study is exciting as it may pave the way for developing a system that could record dreams, allow the handicapped to communicate and provide a way to control technology with our minds.

UCLA

[via io9]

Image: Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder.

+dreams
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Health
+Market Research
+Science
+technology
+UCLA
TREND REPORT


NEW: ENTERTAINMENT DEBRIEF
Media in the age of omnipresent tech


DOWNLOAD NOW

PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

Social Media february 17, 2017
Advertising february 16, 2017
No search results found.