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BCI Control of Heuristic Search Algorithms

Cavazza, Marc, Aranyi, Gabor, Charles, Fred (2017) BCI Control of Heuristic Search Algorithms. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 11 . Article Number 6. ISSN 1662-5196. E-ISSN 1662-453X. (doi:10.3389/fninf.2017.00006) (KAR id:60139)

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The ability to develop Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) to Intelligent Systems would

(AI) systems, as well as supporting new types of applications. In this article, we

BCI. The rationale is that heuristic search is not only a basic AI mechanism but

mental disposition can be harnessed to influence the performance of heuristic search

perspective, we use weighted variants of the A? algorithm which have an ability to

to capture a BCI signal, which is indicative of a compatible mental disposition in

correlated to motivational dispositions and results anticipation, such as approach or

Since PFC asymmetry is accessible through fNIRS, we designed a BCI paradigm

resulting in faster solutions. This is achieved through mapping the PFC asymmetry

We illustrate this approach through two different experiments, one based on solving

were able to speed up the computation of a solution through a reduction of search

progression, with effects which are commensurate to their control of PFC asymmetry:


Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3389/fninf.2017.00006
Uncontrolled keywords: brain-computer interfaces (BCI), neurofeedback (NF), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), heuristic search
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76.E95 Expert Systems (Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Marc Cavazza
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 10:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:42 UTC
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