University of California, Berkeley

Jack Gallant

2016 Speaker 2016 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Jack Gallant’s lab at UC Berkeley uses cutting edge neuroimaging methods and computational models to study how the human brain encodes and maps sensory and cognitive information. Gallant created a “brain decoder” which turns brain data from an fMRI scanner into dynamic visuals on a computer screen, a method that allows to show representations of images and videos seen by a person under the scanner. This ground-breaking development paves the way for the reproduction of internal images: language, thoughts, memories, even dreams, and provides new insights into the way the brain processes information.

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