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TotalMayhem
23-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Scary stuff...

Researchers One Step Closer to Mind-Reading with Brain Imaging Research (http://www.dailytech.com/Researchers+One+Step+Closer+to+MindReading+with+Br ain+Imaging+Research/article22822.htm)


Using fMRI and computational models, researchers were able to decipher and reconstruct movies from our minds

Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley have used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models to watch clips of movies inside the minds of people who just viewed them.

musashi
24-09-2011, 12:36 AM
Interesting stuff:

The team hopes that this research can lead to technology that can decipher what is happening in the minds of those who cannot communicate verbally, such as stroke victims or coma patients. Eventually, this could lead to the creation of an interface that allows people (with paralysis, for instance) to use their minds to control machines.

Dr. FIVE
24-09-2011, 01:13 AM
Was just thinking about starting a thread on this


wooooah

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 10:29 AM
The team hopes that this research can lead to technology that can decipher what is happening in the minds of those who cannot communicate verbally, such as stroke victims or coma patients.

I'd say the lads in Langley and other spook shops won't be thinking along these noble lines. Mind-reading beats water-boarding hands down.

Read my sig. ;)

sinsin
24-09-2011, 10:43 AM
I'd say the lads in Langley and other spook shops won't be thinking along these noble lines. Mind-reading beats water-boarding hands down.

Read my sig. ;)

FMRI,:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwda7YWK0WQ

http://science.howstuffworks.com/fmri.htm

Baron von Biffo
24-09-2011, 11:50 AM
I'd say the lads in Langley and other spook shops won't be thinking along these noble lines. Mind-reading beats water-boarding hands down.

Read my sig. ;)

Torture has more to do with keeping a population in fear than gathering information.

jpc
24-09-2011, 11:53 AM
Torture has more to do with keeping a population in fear than gathering information.

+1

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 11:54 AM
Torture has more to do with keeping a population in fear than gathering information.

Mind-reading sure as hell will keep the population in fear, don't you worry, Baron.

Andrew49
24-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Then, a reconstruction of the original trailer was produced by merging brain scans that were most similar to the YouTube clips. The end result came out a bit blurry, but represents a large step toward reconstructing images humans see and process.

A movie could be made around this: I Think I Know What You Watched Last Night!

jpc
24-09-2011, 12:29 PM
Mind-reading sure as hell will keep the population in fear, don't you worry, Baron.

And you will get the "if you have nothing to worry about why won't you take a mindscan brigade " along as well

sinsin
24-09-2011, 12:32 PM
And you will get the "if you have nothing to worry about why won't you take a mindscan brigade " along as well
And the RFID chip.:)
"Yes Massa."

Baron von Biffo
24-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Mind-reading sure as hell will keep the population in fear, don't you worry, Baron.

It wouldn't be a positive development that's for sure.

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 12:57 PM
It wouldn't be a positive development that's for sure.

A science column written in 2008 by Sharon Begley for Newsweek titled “Mind Reading Is Now Possible (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2008/01/12/mind-reading-is-now-possible.html)” indicated that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) would soon be available for law enforcement agencies to detect lies by crime suspects.

Communicating with comatose patients really won't open the floodgates for massive funding, fighting the "war on terrorism" on the other hand...

Baron von Biffo
24-09-2011, 01:15 PM
A science column written in 2008 by Sharon Begley for Newsweek titled “Mind Reading Is Now Possible (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2008/01/12/mind-reading-is-now-possible.html)” indicated that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) would soon be available for law enforcement agencies to detect lies by crime suspects.

Communicating with comatose patients really won't open the floodgates for massive funding, fighting the "war on terrorism" on the other hand...

The future of humanity could lie with those whose minds can't be read.

http://i42.tinypic.com/117v4wn.jpg

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 01:28 PM
The future of humanity could lie with those whose minds can't be read.

:D

http://i.imgur.com/bKygb.jpg

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Communicating with comatose patients really won't open the floodgates for massive funding, fighting the "war on terrorism" on the other hand...


Before 9/11 the whole field of research around deception and credibility assessment was minimal; you could count the research laboratories dedicated to the detection of deception on one hand. Now there are 50 such laboratories in the United States alone undertaking this research. Funding is available, and today it is a race to build better lie detectors.

—Andrew H. Ryan Jr., Ph.D., Past Chair, IACP Psychological Services Committee

Starfire
24-09-2011, 04:37 PM
The day off the informer grows ever closer.

PaddyJoe
24-09-2011, 04:45 PM
A movie could be made around this: I Think I Know What You Watched Last Night!
Reminds me of this one;)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/

TotalMayhem
24-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Most recently, the use of fMRI has been receiving a great deal of attention. Daniel Langleben, a physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Frank Andrew Kozel, a brain image researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina, received government funding for research into fMRI-based lie detection.

Three major recent research groups are now looking into the possibility of utilizing fMRI imaging to observe differences in brain area activation during truth and deception: Truth Test Technologies, Cephos Corporation, and No Lie MRI, Incorporated. No Lie MRI, associated with Langleben’s work, has already begun offering brain-based lie detector tests under Joel Huizenga, founder of the San Diego–based startup company. The Cephos Corporation of Pepperell, Massachusetts, headed by its president, Steve Laken, is basing its research and development on Kozel’s work. Cephos planned to offer a service similar to No Lie fMRI, using fMRI machines in Charleston, South Carolina, but these tests have not yet begun, as the need for more research became clear.

Source: The Police Chief Magazine (http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1614&issue_id=92008)

fluffybiscuits
25-09-2011, 03:22 PM
Its amazing what can be done these days with the technology we have. The implications for this technology are really really interesting, imagine someone whom is in a vegetative state and we use this technology to recreate what they are thinking, if they are in pain or how they feel, it opens a lot of gateways.

Andrew49
28-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Researchers developing mind-reading cars

IN the future, thinking about turning left may no longer be just a thought. Japanese auto giant Nissan and a Swiss university are developing cars that scan the driver's thoughts and prepares the vehicle for the next move.
"The idea is to blend driver and vehicle intelligence together in such a way that eliminates conflicts between them, leading to a safer motoring environment," said Jose del R Millan, a professor at Swiss technological university EPFL who is leading the project. [url=http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/researchers-developing-mind-reading-cars/story-e6frfku0-1226149750990[/url]

Andrew49
10-10-2011, 02:29 PM
You don't have to be a Jedi to make things move with your mind. Granted, we may not be able to lift a spaceship out of a swamp like Yoda does in The Empire Strikes Back, but it is possible to steer a model car, drive a wheelchair and control a robotic exoskeleton with just your thoughts. The BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15200386)