Would you call me crazy if I told you science could reproduce an image of a face you saw using only brain waves? Alan S. Cowen, a Yale undergraduate student pondered that very question with gob smacking results.
Six subjects were shown images of 300 “training faces” while having an MRI, creating a data base of brain wave responses to different faces. New faces were shown, fed into the data base – crude, yet remarkably accurate images appeared. Cowen anticipates this is only the beginning.