Director Luis Bunuel poses actress Catherine Deneuve for a scene during the production of the 1967 film “Belle de Jour”.
In today’s science-so-weird-it-absolutely-must-be-science-fiction contest, we have a clear winner: a new study in which a team of scientists use an MRI machine, a computer model and thousands of images from the internet to figure out what people see as they dream.
Unbelievable as it sounds, researchers from Kyoto, Japan, say that they’ve built something of a dream-reading machine, which learned enough about the neurological patterns of three research participants to predict their sleeptime visualizations with 60 percent accuracy. The study, published today in Science, is believed to be the first case in which objective data has been culled about the contents of a dream. Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.
Photo: Mark Sebastian
Ed note: A slew of new devices are helping people influence what’s going on in their heads while they sleep.
“Ok everybody, here’s a pic for you. I guess I’ve always been on the creative side. What a goofy kid, right?”
Faces (Dir. John Cassavetes, 1968)