Reading Group: Decoding mental states from brain activity in humans

SpeakerOrlando Fernandes
DateWednesday, 24 Jul 2013
Time16:00 - 17:00
LocationCruciform Foyer 201 Seminar Room 3
Event seriesMachine Learning for Neuroimaging Reading Group

"Recent advances in human neuroimaging have shown that it is possible to
accurately decode a person’s conscious experience based only on non-invasive measurements
of their brain activity. Such ‘brain reading’ has mostly been studied in the domain of visual
perception, where it helps reveal the way in which individual experiences are encoded in the
human brain. The same approach can also be extended to other types of mental state, such as
covert attitudes and lie detection. Such applications raise important ethical issues concerning
the privacy of personal thought."

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