Scientists have created a machine with the potential to read our dreams while we sleep.
Researchers in the US say it is so powerful that it can extract images from people’s brains and display them on a screen. The data from the brain scanner has already been used to detect and reconstruct images of faces that people are thinking of. Researchers believe the same technology could be used in the future to enable them to reconstruct images from people’s memories, imagination and dreams. It could also possibly be used to collect images of criminals from the minds of witnesses. Alan Cowen, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley, said: ‘Our methods yield strikingly accurate neural reconstructions of faces. More