PRESIDENT'S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

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Date:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time:
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology

Attendance:
This event is open to all
Stevens students, faculty,
staff, alumni, and invited guests.

The President's Distinguished Lecture Series

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Wednesday January 31
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ABSTRACT: How does the human brain use neural activity to create and represent meanings of words, phrases, sentences and stories? One way to study this question is to give people text to read while scanning their brain. At Carnegie Mellon University, researchers in the machine learning department have been conducting such experiments with fMRI (1 mm spatial resolution) and MEG (1 msec time resolution) brain imaging, and developing novel machine learning approaches to analyzing this data. These experiments are producing answers to questions such as:

"Are the neural encodings of word meaning the same in your brain and that of another?"
"Are neural encodings of word meaning built out of recognizable subcomponents, or are they randomly different for each word?,"
"What sequence of neurally encoded information flows through the brain during the half-second in which the brain comprehends a word?,"
“How are meanings of multiple words combined when reading phrases, sentences, and stories?”

This talk will summarize Carnegie Mellon’s machine learning approach, what has been learned, and newer questions that are currently being studied.
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