DeepSqueak: Deep Learning Software For Rodents

DeepSqueak: Deep Learning Software For Rodents

An interesting article on Science Daily talks about two researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine. While researching they created DeepSqueak, a deep learning AI program. Furthermore, the program allows researchers to understand how mice are feeling based on the sounds they make.

Russell Marx is a technician at the Neumaier lab, which investigates complex behaviors relating to stress and addiction. With his partner Kevin Coffey, who specializes in studying the psychological aspects of drugs, they created the deep learning AI. In other words, this innovative software takes audio signals and transforms them into images. These images create a better visual representation of a rodents mental state. Various areas of medicine can use this representation of the mental state.

John Neumaier, head of the Division of Psychiatric Neurosciences, stated that his goal is to develop treatments for withdrawal. Specifically, researchers targeted alcohol and opioids. He then says DeepSqueak will help his lab make progress at a faster rate. In addition to, helping scientists understand how drugs change brain activity.  The lab can determine better treatments for addiction based on the research that DeepSqueak can help them collect.

For more details about DeepSqueak, go here

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