(GOOD NEWS FROM FINLAND) The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a grant of 1.3 million euros for an Aalto University project where scientists will take an unprecedented look into the functioning of the human brain.
The researchers want to find out how the brain transfers information from person to person, and how the brain stores information so that people are able to understand each other. “With novel measurement and analysis techniques, we can study brain activity in almost real-time in extremely natural circumstances – for instance while people watch the interaction of characters in a feature film, says the director of the research project”, Lauri Nummenmaa. “We can also measure brain activity from two test subjects, who are locked in a conversation, and detect how information is transferred from one brain to another.”
The project could provide valuable insights to help plan future education and teaching. In addition, the research will expand our knowledge of brain dysfunctions in social interaction, such as autism spectrum conditions and social phobias.
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