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Algorithm to scan your brain

If you are sure you are the smartest kid in class or the smartest worker in you office then a brand new machine-learning algorithm may just attest your confidence. Recently, scientists at Caltech, can predict a person’s intellectual ability with unprecedented accuracy.

 

What is this Algorithm?

Scientists led by Ralph Adolphs — a professor of psychology, neuroscience, and biology from the Caltech Brain Imaging Center in Pasadena, California  have now developed a special machine-learning tool. The tool reads brain activity patterns and assesses inherent intelligence of a person. The algorithm relies on data culled by a functional MRI (fMRI) scanner.

 

These data included the brain scans and intelligence scores of the participants. To strengthen the validity of these intelligence scores, the scientists used 10 different cognitive exercises that the participants had engaged in, rather than just one IQ test.

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