art, brain, electicity, mri, visual

Creepy post on visual images

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul,” said Wassily Kandinski, famous Russian abstractionist artist. The video above is an illustration to this, or is it?

Dr Jack Gallant from University of California, Berkeley, has created a library of images generated in peoples brain during watching hours of random footage in his lab. Guinea cinefiles were put into magnets of MRI scanners, and activity inside their head was meticulously recorded. Geeks will like it: the lab experts coded a so called movie-to-brain mathematical model predicting brain activity evoked by novel visual imaging.

… and I thought I was the one having trouble recognising people’s faces.