cognition, language
and computation lab

We try to understand the computational principles underlying natural language understanding by humans and machines. We investigate the neural implementation of these principles in the human brain, their evolutionary origins and their usefulness in language technology.

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Decoding Brain Activity - simple demo now online!

demo 27 Mar Read more...

Diagnostic Classifiers - simple demo online

demo 27 Mar Read more...

Language, art and music are extremely revealing about workings of the human mind

interview 08 Sep Read more...
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Transformers, capsules, or both?

Transformers, capsules, or both?

From Attention in Transformers to Dynamic Routing in Capsule Nets

Samira Abnar

In this post, we go through the main building blocks of transformers and capsule networks and try to draw a connection between different components of these two models. Our main goal here is to understand if these models are inherently different and if not, how they relate.

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I know what you think!

I know what you think!

Reading minds, part 2

Iris Proff

As we saw in the previous post, we can decode someone’s visual experience from their brain activity using machine learning with increasing accuracy. This is pretty impressive already, however this is not quite what we understand as mind reading, is it? So let’s go a step further!

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I know what you see

I know what you see

Reading minds, part 1

Iris Proff

Ever since we started investigating the brain, neuroscientists have dreamed about reading the human mind. Will we ever be able to look into the brain and tell what someone is thinking? How would this even work?

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