Nov 29, 2020

AI Helps Scientists Understand Brain Activity Behind Thoughts

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Summary: A new AI system helps researchers better understand the brain computations that underlie thought.

Source: Baylor University.

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts. This is new, because until now there has been no method to measure thoughts. The researchers first developed a new model that can estimate thoughts by evaluating behavior, and then tested their model on a trained artificial brain where they found neural activity associated with those estimates of thoughts. The theoretical study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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