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Recording, Storing Thoughts, Dreams And Memories For Future Playback – Not As Hard As You May Think

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“We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will, by applying a stimulus that selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic connections,”

It sounds a bit like science fiction but researchers are getting closer to make playback of recorded thoughts a possibility.

“Millenium Magnetic Technologies (MMT) is the first company to commercialise the recording of resting state magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, offering clients real-time stream of consciousness and dream recording.

Dr. Donald Marks, founder and chief science officer of MMT, claims that his patented Cognitive Engram technology can record detailed brain patterns and correlate them to thoughts and emotions for future interpretation.

“Some people call it ‘thought identification’ but it is essentially mind reading. It is the process of recognising activation patterns in the brain and identifying what thoughts are associated with them,” Marks tells IBTimes UK.

The service is currently aimed at people wanting to preserve memories that they are worried might fade or disappear, however in the future Marks hopes that MRI scanning technology will be advanced enough to record thoughts as they are occurring, such as at significant life events like weddings, births or sporting”

The technology is in its infancy but they can record basic patterns. The playback is not TV quality YET but it will be sometime in our future.

What’s next? Perhaps a Dollhouse will be built?


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