Excellence Initiative - Research University

University Centre of Excellence “Dynamics, Mathematical Analysis and Artificial Intelligence”

Contactul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń
e-mail: damsi@umk.pl

Neuroinformatics and Artificial Intelligence

Neuroinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary, rapidly developing field that combines brain research and artificial intelligence. In both of these fields, huge financial investments are planned all around the globe. The goal of neuroinformatics is to integrate and analyze diverse brain-related data across many spatial and temporal scales, develop methods to understand the brain, and apply results to improve the health and well-being of the society. This requires the use of machine learning models of brain processes, and provides inspirations to build better artificial intelligence algorithms. Neuroinformatics is on the threshold of deep understanding of brain functions, including first objective neuromarkers based on analysis of fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and EEG/MEG (electro/magneto-encephalography) data that can be used for diagnosis of various mental disorders, such as autism, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or depression.

Our work is currently focused on:

We have recently acquired modern equipment that allows for conducting experimental research using neuromodulation techniques (TMS, DCS). This work should facilitate collaboration with clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in projects aimed at neurorehabilitation, such as diagnosis and therapy of chronic and psychosomatic pain perception.

We have a strong collaboration with several international research groups in many countries (see “Collaboration”).