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Creating a system that can accurately detect the mental state of the user is beneficial to determining the type of inspiration that should be delivered for more effective help during the creative process.

We are exploring using fNIRS brain data to infer the user’s mental state in order to build a system that delivers a semantically far or near stimulus at the right time for increased idea quantity and quality.

Related Publications

J. Chan, P. Siangliulue, D. Qori McDonald, R. Liu, R. Moradinezhad, S. Aman, E.T. Solovey, K. Gajos & S.P. Dow. (2017). Semantically far inspirations considered harmful? Accounting for cognitive states in collaborative ideation. In Proceedings of 2017 ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition. 

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