Improved decoding of human brain activity using advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging at ultra-high field strength (2015–2019)
Reading someone else's thoughts has always spurred our imagination and with the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging brain reading is not science fiction any more. Using advanced MR imaging methods at ultra-high field, this project will for the first time enable the decode and reconstruct visual stimuli as well as imagined ones from small functional units (layers and columns) in the human brain in vivo. This shall be made possible by a new functional MRI method with concurrent high temporal and spatial resolution with whole brain coverage as well as high sensitivity and specificity. Additionally, it will advance the development of functional connectomics and the aid the parcellation of the human cortex.