"60 Minutes" Features Carnegie Mellon Thought Identification Experiments
Research by Tom Mitchell, chair of the Machine Learning Department, and Marcel Just, professor of Psychology, on the use of brain scans to identify thoughts was featured on the Jan. 4th episode of CBS News "60 Minutes." The computer algorithms developed by Mitchell and Just have provided new insight into how the brain encodes meaning. See correspondent Lesley Stahl's report here.
The work also was the subject of a front-page story in the Jan. 4th issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09004/939506-115.stm.
January 4, 2009