This Panasonic camera sensor can read your mind!

This Panasonic camera sensor can read your mind!
(Image credit: Nature Research)

As recent reports and financial statements from the likes of Olympus and Fujifilm have reminded us, camera manufacturers don't just produce tools for photography; their imaging specialism makes them pioneers in the field of medical technology (indeed, this is the core of Olympus' business, with the camera division serving to some extent as an R&D team for optical endeavors). 

And so it is that Panasonic technology is the brain behind a new brain-reading camera that's set to revolutionize neuroscience. The SLICE camera (separated-light contactless extraction) can directly acquire brain functional images using ordinary nanosecond laser diodes and a Panasonic compact camera sensor without an image intensifier or physical probes being attached.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.