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Curiosity cloning: neural analysis of scientific knowledge

Izzo, Dario and Rossini, Luca and Ruciński, Marek and Ampatzis, Christos and Healy, Graham and Wilkins, Peter and Smeaton, Alan F. and Yazdani, Ashkan and Ebrahimi, Touradj (2009) Curiosity cloning: neural analysis of scientific knowledge. In: IJCAI-09 - International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2009, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space, 17-18 July 2009, Padadena, California, CA, USA. (ESA SP-673).

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Event-related potentials (ERPs) are indicators of brain activity related to cognitive processes. They can be de- tected from EEG signals and thus constitute an attractive non-invasive option to study cognitive information pro- cessing. The P300 wave is probably the most celebrated example of an event-related potential and it is classically studied in connection to the odd-ball paradigm experi- mental protocol, able to consistently provoke the brain wave. We propose the use of P300 detection to identify the scientific interest in a large set of images and train a computer with machine learning algorithms using the subject’s responses to the stimuli as the training data set. As a first step, we here describe a number of experiments designed to relate the P300 brain wave to the cognitive processes related to placing a scientific judgment on a picture and to study the number of images per seconds that can be processed by such a system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Additional Information:Contact
Uncontrolled Keywords:P300; curiosity cloning; ERP; image classification; brain computer interfaces;
Subjects:Engineering > Signal processing
Computer Science > Artificial intelligence
Engineering > Microelectronics
Computer Science > Image processing
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Publisher:ESA - European Space Agency
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:European Space Agency Ariadna scheme, Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:4549
Deposited On:04 Sep 2009 14:02 by Alan Smeaton. Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 12:34

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