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The Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley had people watch videos while hooked up to an MRI machine, then matched the data and brain activity to shapes, movement, and colors. The computer model the researchers created blurry, dreamlike images. More
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1. Record brain activity while subject views hours of movie trailers.
3. Record brain activity to a new set of movie trailers that will be used to test the quality of the dictionaries and reconstructions.
5. Put each of these clips through the dictionaries to generate predictions of brain activity.
6. Select the 100 clips whose predicted activity is most similar to the observed brain activity.
7. Average those clips together. This is the reconstruction.
- See related video. See the related (Nishimoto et al., 2011, Current Biology) scientific paper. More information: gallantlab.org
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