Mind-Reading Machine Clunkily Pulls Images Out of the Brain

Scientists have built a device that can extract rough images out of a human brain. Reporting on the breakthrough, Brian Resnick of Vox went so far as to dub it a “mind-reading machine,” while admitting that “it doesn’t work all that well.” Advertisement Further reading shows that the machine is nothing so powerful as Cerebro, the telepathy device used by Professor X in the X-Men movies. That’s science fiction. In real life, what exists is a system devised by Kuhl Lab researchers that consists of an fMRI scanner hooked up to an artificial intelligence program. In a Journal of Neuroscience report, Brice A. Kuhl and Hongmi Lee described their lab’s ambitious experimental setup. It involved 23 study participants who underwent fMRI scans of their brains. Magnetic resonance imaging allowed the neuroscientists to map…


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