What do our dreams tell us? Do our dreams reveal secret wants? Or do our dreams give us permission to envision the extraordinary? Do we really want to tempt the Gods by mapping our dreams to publicly divine and then tie our inner desires to our cognitive reality?
A team of Japanese scientists have created a device that enables the processing and imaging of thoughts and dreams as experienced in the brain to appear on a computer screen. While researchers have so far only created technology that can reproduce simple images from the brain, the discovery paves the way for the ability to unlock people’s dreams and other brain processes.
A spokesman at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories said: “It was the first time in the world that it was possible to visualise what people see directly from the brain activity. “By applying this technology, it may become possible to record and replay subjective images that people perceive like dreams.” The scientists, lead by chief researcher Yukiyaso Kamitani, focused on the image recognition procedures in the retina of the human eye.
The idea of dream mapping is a dangerous blending of the art of the mind and the meandering meddling of the medical community.
Why must we interfere with every process of the mind?
If our dreams are to remain sacred and sacrosanct, then we should not invade the private territory where thoughts are created and impulses are dulled.
We may pretend an aesthetic intent in dream mapping, but the only thing that bit of medical drama creates is the silent scream of an internal terrorism.