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From the Ted Talk by Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?

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So why does that matter? A lot of effort in MRI over the years has gone into ______ really big, really huge magnets, right? But yet most of the recent advances in resolution have actually come from ingeniously clever ________ and ________ _________ in the F.M. radio frequency transmitters and receivers in the MRI systems. Let's also, instead of a uniform magnetic _____, put down structured ________ ________ in addition to the F.M. radio frequencies. So by combining the magnetics patterns with the patterns in the F.M. radio frequencies processing which can massively increase the information that we can extract in a single scan. And on top of that, we can then layer our ever-growing knowledge of brain structure and memory to create a thousandfold ________ that we need. And using fMRI, we should be able to measure not just oxygenated blood flow, but the ________ and neurotransmitters I've talked about and maybe even the direct neural activity, which is the dream.

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Original Text

So why does that matter? A lot of effort in MRI over the years has gone into making really big, really huge magnets, right? But yet most of the recent advances in resolution have actually come from ingeniously clever encoding and decoding solutions in the F.M. radio frequency transmitters and receivers in the MRI systems. Let's also, instead of a uniform magnetic field, put down structured magnetic patterns in addition to the F.M. radio frequencies. So by combining the magnetics patterns with the patterns in the F.M. radio frequencies processing which can massively increase the information that we can extract in a single scan. And on top of that, we can then layer our ever-growing knowledge of brain structure and memory to create a thousandfold increase that we need. And using fMRI, we should be able to measure not just oxygenated blood flow, but the hormones and neurotransmitters I've talked about and maybe even the direct neural activity, which is the dream.

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