Why the face detector might be the future of science
Posted On June 18, 2021
By analysing the way people use their faces, a team of scientists in Japan have been able to tell what’s going on inside their minds and bodies, in an effort to understand the brain.
The team is currently using a custom-built device to scan the eyes, which is then fed back into a computer to identify specific areas of the brain that are involved in processing information.
The new technology is designed to help scientists better understand what’s happening in the brain, which, in turn, could help with the development of new medical therapies.
In a paper published in the journal Science, the researchers, led by professor Kazunori Nakamura of the Department of Neuroscience at Tokyo University, describe how they were able to identify the brain’s electrical activity in a test subject.
The brain is an enormous complex system, so this was a very difficult thing to analyse.
So we took a picture of the subject’s face and asked what kind of brain activity was present, and the result was a picture that showed that the brain has a lot of activity in the area of the forehead where there is the pupil.
It has also activity in other parts of the eye, such as in the middle of the face, where there are two pupils.
So this was very important for understanding the brain activity in this area of a brain.
We then used the same procedure to look at other areas of a person’s face, and we found that the area that is involved in face recognition, which includes the eye and the pupil, has a very large amount of activity, even though the brain is normally quiet.
So it is a very specific area of activity.
This is the first time that we’ve seen this kind of activity of this kind in a human brain, and it means that there is a lot going on there, so it could help us in a lot more ways than just face recognition.
This is not the first scientific achievement made by the Japanese team.
In 2016, they used similar technology to scan their subjects faces to identify whether they were using the device as a facial recognition device, but this was done with a different kind of technology.
The Japanese team used a scanner to take a picture from their subjects’ eyes, then fed it back into the scanner.
The result showed that there were very few brain activity associated with the eyes in the test subject’s brain.
This time around, the Japanese scientists have taken another approach, using a more sophisticated and detailed technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
The team then used this to identify areas of activity within the brain which were related to facial recognition.
When they compared this to what they found in the human brain before using fMRI, the results showed that even with a relatively small amount of brain power, they could accurately identify the subject as being using the face detection device.
This could help to provide better results with other devices, like voice recognition or even with the ability to track the movements of the subjects hand in a controlled environment.
The technology will be available to researchers worldwide, including in Japan.