New scientific proof that the brain holds actual images in memory affirms the work of counselors and artists. This new discovery further supports the understanding that one can change one’s brain and vision to experience greater emotional freedom from unwanted or negative thoughts by simply adding unique visual memories of energy.
Researchers from Japan ‘s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories announced that they developed new brain analysis technology, which can reconstruct the images inside a person’s mind and display them on a computer monitor.
At present, the system is only able to reproduce simple black-and-white images. Dr. Kang Cheng, a researcher from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, believes that improving the measurement accuracy will make it possible to reproduce images in color.
“These results are a breakthrough in terms of understanding brain activity,” says Dr. Cheng. “In as little as 10 years, advances in this field of research may make it possible to read a person’s thoughts with some degree of accuracy.”
ATR chief researcher Yukiyasu Kamitani says, “This technology can also be applied to senses other than vision. In the future, it may also become possible to read feelings and complicated emotional states.”
This further points to the understanding that the brain functioning that applies to vision also applies to emotion. Emotion is energy. When the brain learns to actually see more energy, it begins to decode emotions and feelings as energy, rather than replaying the experiences and feelings. Changing one’s perceptions, especially vision can be the key that the average person can use to unlock more emotional freedom and success.
In the human brain, emotions and perceptions are linked. Lower emotions, such as fear, anger, hurt, anxiety, etc. are part of the flight or fight response that is linked to perception.
Sixty percent of a normal person’s brain is dedicated to the perception of vision. Ninety percent of vision occurs in the brain as it decodes impressions of light received from the eyes. Through this same system memories of emotions, especially unresolved (unwanted) ones that are consciously or unconsciously associated with the people, places or things perceived can be restimulated. So, as a person goes through the day, an ongoing unconscious barrage of negative or unwanted emotions can be experienced without the cause being consciously recognized. A new unique practice of creating visual memories through art can bring relief.
The scientists analyzed changes in cerebral blood flow; they were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person. Then using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes.
People were shown 400 random 10 x 10 pixel black-and-white images for a period of 12 seconds each. While the fMRI machine monitored the changes in brain activity, a computer crunched the data and learned to associate the various changes in brain activity with the different image designs.
Then, when the test subjects were shown a completely new set of images, including one of the letters N-E-U-R-O-N, the system was able to reconstruct and display what the people were viewing based solely on their brain activity.
This scientifically also validates previous understandings of psychotherapists and hypnotists who uncover visual images and emotions as their clients describe what they see and feel throughout an incident their memory.
Through a series of simple Visual Exercises /Experiences and also by looking at a works of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image art, which depicts the energies, the essences that surround us, always and now, anyone can easily create and accumulate the new transformative memories. For further information see The Art of Seeing The Divine.
The research results appear in the December 11 issue of US science journal Neuron.