Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies

“Observers viewed the movie at top left while fixating on a central dot. The averaged high posterior (AHP) reconstructions are shown at left (see main text and Figure S2) for all three subjects S1, S2, and S3. The movies at right are the seven clips with the highest posterior probability, shown in order from most (left) to least (right) probable. The leftmost clip in this group is the MAP reconstruction, the single clip from the sampled prior that had the highest posterior probability. Note that all clips in the reconstructions are updated at 1 Hz, the BOLD signal sampling rate. The AHP reconstructions recover both the structure of the scenes and smooth changes over time (for example, see the spreading of the inkblot and the elephants moving across the scene).”

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Tom Waits For No One, A 1979 Animated Tom Waits Performance / RT @laughingsquid

from IMDB: “…This short was created by rotoscope – a process that traces back the live action frame by frame and turns it into animation. The original live action was shot with 5 cameras – 2 high, 2 low and one hand held. The music from “The One That Got Away” blared in the background as Tom Waits sang karaoke style different lyrics on each take. Two strippers, 6 takes and 13 hours of video footage were edited to make a 5 1/2 minute live action short which we turned into animation. A total of 5,500 frames were caricatured and then re-drawn, inked and painted by hand onto celluloid acetate to produce this film. …”