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Your brain activity can be used to measure how well you understand a concept

20:00 EDT 20 Jun 2019 | AAAS

(Dartmouth College) As students learn a new concept, measuring how well they grasp it has often depended on traditional paper and pencil tests. Dartmouth researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm, which can be used to measure how well a student understands a concept based on his or her brain activity patterns. The findings are published in Nature Communications. The study is one of the first to look at how knowledge learned in school is represented in the brain.

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