Science is getting closer to letting people see through the eyes of others. California scientists have determined a way to read brain activity and reconstruct YouTube videos subjects watched with the information. The research could be the foundation of taking the lifecasting concept a step further by broadcasting the mental images people create, meaning you could watch your own dreams as well as those of others.
The Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley had people watch videos while hooked up to a magnetic resonance imaging machine, then matched the data and brain activity to shapes, movement and colors. The computer model the researchers created blurry, dreamlike images.
In addition to the somewhat terrifying dream viewing application, the scientists also hope the technology will allow paralyzed people to imagine movements that can affect the physical world.