Well… that’s not strictly true or at least I might be jumping the gun a bit.
The above title is something I suspect will be plastered all over the Daily Mail and various other tabloids not to mention ALL the various parapyschology websites in about three years time and when it does happen it will be down to this research.
The image to the right of the word neuron was taken from someone’s brain.
To be a bit more specific an individual looked at the black and white image of the word neuron (see the top image) while receiving an fMRI brain scan. A computer then crunched through the data from the scan and produced the series of slightly garbled images. The images are not of an incredible resolution but nonetheless they still show clearly the image that the individual tested was looking at. Thus in a very real way the researchers were able to produce a physical picture of a mental image.
This story broke back in December but it’s so impressive it’s worth mentioning three months later.