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Modeling Decision Making in the brain

3D Technology Animations and Motion Pictures
Area of expertise: 
Neuroscience; Computational Biology; Robotics
Client reference: 
Dr Thomas Boraud, Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Bordeaux.

The team of Thomas Boraud builds computational models of the brain based on rodent and primate neurophysiological data.
In this exemple, a decision making algorithm is implemented in a humanoid robot. The subject is able to learn complex rules and perform the same task as the primates from which its artificial cognitive and motor skills are derived.
In this project we used hybrid graphics to fit with the multidisciplinary approach that characterizes Dr. Boraud's work. The movie combines 3D animations picturing both the brain anatomy and the computational model dynamics as well as live footage of the robot performing the complex choice task.

Client testimonial: 
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