Cognitive neuroscientists are using artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance the understanding of the human brain. This interesting information came to us from Xinhua Net in their article, “AI models can help unravel mystery of human brain.”

Aude Oliva of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her colleagues shared how they are learning about the role of contextual clues in human image recognition at a Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) gathering.

By using artificial neurons (essentially lines of code and software), along with neural network models, the researchers can parse out the various elements that go into recognizing a specific place or object.

In one recent study of more than 10 million images, the team taught an artificial network to recognize 350 different places, such as a kitchen, bedroom, park, living room, etc. They had some established expectations, which were met along the way, but the performance of the network exceed those expectations and was able to learn how to recognize people and animals.

Melody K. Smith

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