American scientists read a visual image from the human brain for the first time

The results of such a unique experiment were published in the journal Neurolmage. Its essence consisted in connecting the subjects to special MRI scanners that recorded the activity of different parts of the human brain. Scientists - Alan Cowan, Marvin Chan and Bryce Cool recorded changes in cerebral circulation when subjects looked at photographs.

In fact, the researchers were able to read the thoughts of the participants in the experiment, which were then reconstructed into visual images very similar to the originals of the photographs. So on 30 images, the color of the skin was correctly recreated, and in 24 other cases - the absence or presence of a smile.

Reconstruction of images using tomography makes it possible to recreate and then assess the degree of perception of the image by the consciousness of a particular person. This will help to further understand the cause of many mental disorders, in particular, autism.