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Happy Weekend:Images Reproduced by Scanning the Brain, Youtube Usage

In this post we will look at a new technology to reproduce images captured by the brain and some interesting facts about Youtube.

Images reproduced by scaning the brain  of what the human vision system captures:

Have you ever thought about about how we perceive visuals (images, scenes) through our  human visual system? This process is a very complicated process and not yet fully explored. But the researchers at the UC Berkeley's Gallant Lab have developed a methodology to reproduce the scenes from brain scans. YES. They did it....
The scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to capture the brain activities form the regions governing the vision in the brain, when the subjects watched selected set of movies. They used this signals to construct computational models and then correlated them with the brain signals obtained for another set of movies to predict the visual scenes observed by the subjects. Following the video compares generated movie with the original movie:

Have you ever thought about the scale of Youtube usage:

As you all know Google acquired Youtube and did lot of improvements to it. According to stastics it is said that there are average of about 60 hours videos uploaded each minute. Also it is said it is increasing by 25%.  To celebrate this google has opened a site called OneHourPerSecond. You can enjoy nice music and funney commics about the google's achievements in this site. 


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