By using MRI imaging techniques to monitor people’s brain activity as they watched the footage, researchers were able to create pictures from information processed by the brain.
Although blurred, the reconstructed images bear a remarkable resemblence to the footage that the person is watching.
Scientists are not able to read our minds yet, but the technology could eventually move towards translating our memories onto screen.
Professor Jack Gallant, one of the authors of the study, said: “This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery. We are opening a window into the movies in our minds.”