Research Talk
Friday, June 6 11:00 - 11:40

Mind changes body, body leads mind

- Feasibility and potential of mind-reading technology -
Makio Kashino, Human and Information Science Laboratory


Recent studies of cognitive science have repeatedly shown that human behavior and decision making depend heavily on “implicit mind”, that is, automatic, involuntary mental processes even the person herself/himself is not aware of. We have started to develop diverse methods to decode implicit mind from involuntary body movements and physiological responses. In this talk, I will introduce the basic concepts and some examples of our mind-reading technology. If the technology can be made viable with cameras and wearable sensors, it would offer a wide range of usage possibilities in ICT.