Experts use magnetic scanner to see videos ‘playing’ inside people’s brains

So our minds CAN be read: Magnetic scanner produces these actual images from inside people’s brains

Process reproduces visual images from analysis of blood flow to brain

Experts believe it could be used in future to analyse dreams and memories

By CHRIS PARSONS and ROB WAUGH

Last updated at 9:44 AM on 28th October 2011

Scientists have created a revolutionary brain imaging process which allows them to ‘see’ moving images inside people’s minds. As the test subjects think of a video, the researchers ‘see’ it on screen.

It’s the most astonishing demonstration of ‘mind reading’ technology ever demonstrated.

The academics from the University of California, Berkeley, managed to decipher brain activity by measuring blood flow through the brain’s visual cortex, and used this information to construct images of what they were ‘thinking’. 

Reproduction: An image, left, of Steve Martin in Pink Panther 2 is amazingly recreated through analysis of blood flow into the brain’s visual cortex to produce the representation on the right

They then converted this information into visual patterns after feeding it through a computer, in a process which scientists say ‘opens a window into the movie of our minds’.

As yet, the technology can only recognise and reconstruct movie clips shown to the test subjects before they braved the scanner.

However, the breakthrough paves the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees, such as dreams and memories, according to researchers.

Professor Jack Gallant, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist, said: ‘This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery.’

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Test subjects watched two separate sets of Hollywood movie trailers, while an MRI scanner was used to measure blood flow through the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes visual information.

On the computer, the brain was divided into small, three-dimensional cubes – a computer-imaging term known as volumetric pixels, or ‘voxels.’

Shinji Nishimoto, one of the scientists involved in the procedure, said: ‘We built a model for each voxel that describes how shape and motion information in the movie is mapped into brain activity.’

The brain activity recorded while subjects viewed clips was fed into a computer program that learned, second by second, to associate visual patterns in a particular film with the corresponding brain activity.

The computer was then ‘fed’ information so that it could construct its own ‘versions’ of the trailers the subjects were watching – without using the original material. This was done by feeding 18 million seconds of random YouTube videos into the computer program.

The computer then cross-refefenced the two sets of data – and the subjects were shown an entirely new set of film trailers.

The 100 YouTube clips that the computer program decided were most similar to the trailer the subject was watching were merged, creating a blurry, but recognisable image of what was ‘happening’ inside their minds.

[You’ve got to see the rest of the images to believe them…]

via Mind’s eye: Experts use magnetic scanner to see videos ‘playing’ inside people’s brains | Mail Online.

Serbia’s Nikola Aleksic to President Tadic: Stop GMO, Stop Chemtrails, Or I Will Call the People of Serbia to the Streets

Nikola Aleksic, Director of the Ecological Movement of Novi Sad, issues a stern warning to the president Boris Tadic to stop importing food based upon GMO and stop the chemtrail spraying, or he will call and personally lead the people of Serbia to the streets.

He concludes his speech by saying: “You can be sure that, I, Nikola Aleksic, will keep my word – even at the cost of my own life.”

Aleksic also implores the Serbian army to “defend you people and sky over Serbia”, and tells the people of Serbia  that now is no time to be cowards – they need to stand up for their rights for themselves and their children.

Here’s the transcript of Nikola Aleksic’s amazing speech:

“National Assembly and the Government of Serbia,

The recent events surrounding the intentions for legalizing the growing genetically modified organisms (GMO) have shown that these GMO plans must be put under public supervision and control since they betray the national interests of the Serbian people.

They must not play with the state and our lives, no matter who wants them.

The legalization of the growing GMO in Serbia would mean that we would have to open our borders to import such food and products.

Import of such hazardous foods would start the biggest genocide over the Serbian people.

To those swashbucklers in charge, it was too little or they are really in a hurry, so they came up with a new technique in which they began treating us like insects.

See our sky Serbian citizens!

You can see it for yourself! See the traces of poison that comes from unmarked planes daily. From the moment when our own government signed the so-called Partnership for Peace (on December 14, 2006), the sky over Serbia is completely under the network of poison trails, which felonious planes pour daily like we are insects and not people.

Above us are implemented “vivo” experiments as in concentration camps during World War II.

Above is us is open genocide! Our traitorous government allowed it.

They have sold their own people in order to remain in a position where they were brought by criminal representative of foreign agencies.

Do you have a right to be a coward?

Can you be a coward when you and your children are constantly sprayed with poisons, of which nobody in our government will tell you what toxins we are being bombarded with?

Can you be a coward when you know that this traitorous team sold you and surrendered you to the mercy and disfavor of the most felonious organization in the world?

I, Nikola Aleksic, the director of the Ecology Movement of Novi Sad, in Serbia, which is the only organization that is advocating and fighting for the protection of the health and life of the population, CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE SILENT!

Publicly, I demand that the army of Serbia constitutionally defend its people and its skies over Serbia.

They should take down unmarked planes and the criminals who are carrying out genocide over our population.

If the Serbian Army, back I 1991, had an excuse for betraying the people and the state, explaining that it was a political group army, I ask them today with open heart: Whose army are you now since you allow complete and public poisoning of your own people by spraying from the sky with unmarked planes of the most felonious organization in the world.

Are you aware of the consequences of your betrayal?

Do you think that your children will not breathe the sprayed poisons? That your children will be exempted from the genocide?

To soldiers: defend you people and sky over Serbia.

Do NOT wait for the command of traitorous management, because when they give the command, we are no more.

You’ve sworn to the people of Serbia and not some foreign leaders who trample the Constitution of Serbia and betray their own people.

I, Nikola Aleksic, demand from the Public Prosecutor of Serbia to start doing his job or we will consider him an accomplice to the treachery and poisoning of his own people. You must initiate proceedings against those responsible for betrayal – even against the president of the Republic of Serbia.

Somebody sold us to the felons. Somebody sold the sky over Serbia to those felons so that they could poison us. Somebody in

Serbia gave permission to those criminals so that they could use unmarked planes for poisoning as a beginning of genocide of the Serbian population. The crime of genocide never expires.

If the Public Prosecutor doesn’t start doing his job today, the people will do it themselves because it is over our heads.

We can NOT and will NOT remain silent.

Serbia has to wake up or she is no more. Serbia is facing death! She has been robbed, humiliated, with an endangered future.

And above all, now they have also stared to poison our environment, our people, and future generations.

None of us know the extent of the damage from the felonious spraying from the unmarked planes that can take place in the future.

None of us know in which generation may happen already planned sterility of our scion. In which generation will they wipe us out from the geopolitical map of the world?

This poisoning must be stopped! One way or another… so that we will not experience fatal consequences.

Now, this is a question for the Serbian people. Therefore, I say to Boris Tadic personally: if you don’t stop the poisoning of people from planes, or if you don’t stop importing food based upon GMO, then I, Nikola Aleksic, will call the people of Serbia to get on the streets, and I will be the first.

But, not to crush the system, but to defend the constitution and the current applicable laws and rights for our future.

People of Serbia, I call upon you to defend our natural and constitutional right with all available resources, our right to health lives: our sacred right to the future and the future of your children’s children.

To defend our natural and the constitutional right to exist.

About the time and place for going out into the streets, I will promptly notify you in public.

You can be sure that, I, Nikola Aleksic, will keep my word – even at the cost of my own life.”

via Serbia’s Nikola Aleksic to President Tadic: Stop GMO, Stop Chemtrails, Or I Will Call the People of Serbia to the Streets | Wake Up World.

The 1% Are Changing The Law To Shut Down Occupy Wall St.

October 20, 2011

By Justin “Filthy Liberal Scum” Rosario

In a move that really shouldn’t surprise me in the slightest yet still does, the 1% landlords/masters of the universe have announced that they are seeking to change the law so privately owned public parks, like, for instance, Zuccotti Park, are no longer required to saty open 24 hours a day.

Shockingly, this would have the immediate effect of terminating any and all Occupy camps. In a jaw-dropping statement that redefines the word disingenuous, Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York had this to say:

“We’re going to be clearly recommending to the city that there need to be some changes… If you can say that the plazas are closed between 1 and 5 a.m., I’m not sure who that’s harming.”

The fact that parks like Zuccotti are open 24 hours a day is an oversight in the original intent of the law which was a trade-off between the city and realtors. We got parks and they got the ability to build higher than the zoning laws allowed. No one thought that it would become a battleground for the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Of course, one way around this is to make it illegal to actually gather anyplace to protest. Or to use bullhorns to make yourself heard. Or to protest within earshot of the very thing you wish to protest. Or to walk on public sidewalks while protesting. You get the idea. The 1% are abusing the law to take away our Constitutional right to peaceably assemble and using the police to enforce their will.

Somehow, I don’t think that’s what the Framers had in mind.

via The 1% Are Changing The Law To Shut Down Occupy Wall St. | Addicting Info.

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