Seeing the Unseen: Researchers Use AI to Map Out Brain Activity Through Images
Figure 1. Researchers Use AI to Generate Images Based on People's Brain Activity (Xiang, 2023). Retrieved from www.vice.com
AI can read your mind! Researchers are using AI to generate images based on people's brain activity, a breakthrough in neuroscience that has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about our brains.
The research team used a Latent Diffusion Model (LDM) to reconstruct visual images from brain activity. This model was able to accurately recreate high-resolution images from the brain activity of test subjects while they were looking at the original image. It is not mind reading, but rather eye reading - interpreting what the person is seeing and translating it into an image.
Figure 2. Researchers Use AI to Generate Images Based on People's Brain Activity (Xiang, 2023). Retrieved from www.vice.com
This technology could have many applications in healthcare and beyond. For example, it could be used to help diagnose neurological conditions by providing insight into how a patient’s brain is responding to stimuli. It could also be used in art and entertainment, allowing people to create visuals based on their own thoughts and imagination.
The possibilities for this technology are endless, and researchers are continuing to explore its potential applications. As AI continues to advance, we may soon see more breakthroughs in neuroscience that will further revolutionize our understanding of the human brain.