Scientists Decode Images and Dreams through Brain Scanning

Scientists Decode Images and Dreams through Brain Scanning


There have been many researches across the globe to unveil and decode the working of the brain and the contents in process in it. With the help of a series of studies and researches, scientists are slowly learning the method of interpreting what people see, remember, imagine, and dream. Although the researches related to this have faced many limitation during their initial stage and the progress at times has been severely hampered also. It is imperative to catalog the participant’s unique pattern of the brain efficiently and later the patterns are compared to a comparatively small set of images which had been pre-programmed. These necessities mean that each participant has to undergo lengthy and expensive fMRI testing. 

What does the research further denote and decode? 

A group of scientists in Kyoto has managed recently to decipher and forecast what an individual is seeing or imagining with reference to a big catalog of images employing artificial intelligence that has been based on neural network. The team leader of the research group of the Kyoto University, Yukiyasu Kamitani, explained that when someone states at any object, the brain processes the patterns in front that is seen hierarchically. The patterns begins with the simplest of the features and then moves gradually to the more complicated features. The team also employed an AI that works on the similar principle. 

The research team further revealed that the activity patterns of the brain can be decoded and translated into specific signal arrangements of replicated neurons in the DNN at the time when both are seen in the same image. The research also uncovered that the lower and higher brain segments were better at deciphering the respective DNN layers.