Have you ever woke up wanting to fall asleep again, so you can be in that awesome dream, but when you try to recreate it, it’s just impossible. That happened to me so many times, and I wish I have a recorder machine, and record every dream I have. Well even if it sounds crazy or maybe too Sci-Fi, there is a device who can “record” your dreams, the MRI scanner. Scientific found a way to read your dreams by scanning your brain, in order to have a better understanding on what goes throughout it.
Researchers experimented on three different people where they used MRI scans as they began to fall asleep. As soon as they would fall asleep, right after they would be awoken and asked a series of in depth questions on what it was that they had seen in their dreams. They repeated this process 200 times for each participant! After all of that work, what it had done was it gave the researchers a database of images in which they connected with brain activity and began to group similar visual depictions together.
After they have acquired the database of images, scientists were able to predict what people were dreaming about. They were 60 percent accurate with their assumptions that were based off of many variables, rising to more than 70 percent with around 15 specific items, including men, words and books, they said. Now they want to see in depth if the MRI brain scan can help detect colors and smells people come across in their dreams as well.
The senior research, Prof. Kamitani told BBC News during an interview, “I had a strong belief that dream decoding should be possible at least for particular aspects of dreaming… I was not very surprised by the results, but excited.”
Maybe next time you will be able to watch your own dream!
Source : http://www.bbc.com
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