Researchers Are Now Giving Neural Networks Virtual Drugs

by David Solomonoff

Researchers Are Now Giving Neural Networks Virtual Drugs; Research hopes to find answers to the many questions still lingering about psychedelics and the brain.

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Geneva were able to successfully recreate drug-related hallucinations by playing around with image-generating neural nets. The end results were published in the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness last month and were true to how humans described their visual experiences with drugs.

“They can help illustrate how psychedelics perturb perception and can be used to guide hypotheses on how sensory information is prevented from updating the brain’s model of the world.”

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