Brain Scans Can Read Memories

20100316_Brain Scan Can Read MemoriesIt’s scary. A recent study has shown that scientists can determine what people are thinking about by looking at a brain scan. The subjects of this study were asked to view a number of short films and then to think about the films. Current capabilities are relatively limited, but I can only imagine how the technology to access memories that we all have within us will evolve over the next few years. Until then, there is always the Creative Memories StoryBook to preserve memories. For more details on the original study see Traces of the Past: Computer Algorithm ‘Reads’ Memories.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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