By reading brainwaves and observing the visual processing regions of sleeping brains, Japanese researchers were able to interpret a select bunch of dream images simply from neural activity. By comparing how certain regions of an awake brain fired in response to images in photos, and then comparing these to dream journals and brain activity, they were able to reconstruct exactly when the brains had the dream experience.
It’s not exactly television of the mind, but pretty cool nonetheless. Unfortunately, Pluto was not involved in this research, although his dreams are pretty easy to read.
(more at Nature News)