Measurements taken whilst subjects watched movies were transformed into videos of what they saw.

Neuroscientists from the Gallant Lab at the University of California, Berkeley have demonstrated brain activity in a visual format, by reconstructing clips of what research subjects had been watching. Their study ‘Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies’ was published last week in the journal Current Biology. The researchers showed people Hollywood movie trailers while they were inside a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine (fMRI). The machine took scans as they watched for two hours.

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