A Non-Invasive System for Brain Decoding: Transforming Ideas into Text using fMRI

The Brain Activity Decoder is a tool that converts ideas into text using only brain scans

We express our inner feelings through language and speech. Neuroscientists have bypassed audible speech in the laboratory. They tapped directly into the brain, the biological machine which generates ideas and language.

A team at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a \”language-decoder\” which can capture the essence of what someone hears by analyzing their brain activity patterns. The decoder is not a one trick pony. It can translate imagined speech and generate descriptive subtitles in silent movies.

The method is non-invasive. The neurotechnology relies on functional magnetic resonance imaging, a non-invasive procedure that uses fMRI to create brain maps corresponding to language, rather than implanted electrodes which listen to electrical bursts from neurons.


This Brain Activity Decoder Translates Ideas Into Text Using Only Brain Scans