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USF Researcher Harnesses Brain Power to Create Art


Andujar is now looking into curating a virtual reality art exhibit, and minting the images into the first brain-based non-fungible tokens.

Credit: The Catalyst

The University of South Florida's Marvin Andujar has developed a prototype brain-computer interface (BCI) that permits users to create abstract art with their thoughts.

Andujar said the technology's core function is intended to help people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improve their ability to concentrate, and to decrease their reliance on Adderall.

The BCI enables users to employ brain painting to train their attention.

Users sit at a computer wearing an electroencephalogram "hat," concentrating on an object or color; the BCI's machine learning component translates brain signals into a specific action, generating "art" on a blank computer "canvas."

Participants in a recently concluded two-year study showed improvement.

From The Catalyst

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