Scientists videotape brain’s thoughts

Scientists at Berkeley may not only be able to read your mind, they may be able to see what’s in it, too.

In a study published this week in Current Biology, the researchers showed video clips to volunteers, then measured their brain activity with an MRI .

Here’s an example of what the people watched vs. what their brains revealed:

It could become a powerful tool to communicate with people who cannot verbalize, such as stroke victim and coma patients, Scientific American says. Unfortunately, it’s several decades away from being perfected for that use.