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How AI can affect the Psychology of the human brain?

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Have you ever wondered how our brains get rewired due to the rigorous use of AI? How does AI abnormally impact and shape our brain activity due to the addictive use of AI, finally reshaping our habits?

But not only negative or positive effects can also be seen by the AI affecting the psychology of the human brain:

  • The human brain can be influenced by AI in many ways. AI can improve mental health by enhancing human intelligence and interpreting brain waves. It can also influence mental health, challenge human intelligence, and mimic and elicit human emotions.
  • Mental health can be improved through accessible and affordable therapy with the use of chatbots. However, it depends on how the mental patients react to such chatbots and whether they support their health or not. Some of the AI chatbots used are Woebot, Wysa, and Replika.
  • It can also affect mental health when fake news is created by AI. Fake news is powerful enough to create misinformation to manipulate people’s emotions, beliefs, and actions. Religious beliefs are often seen as a trigger to create hatred among people.
  • Human intelligence is enhanced by AI and augmented by cognitive abilities and skills. It helps in learning new things, solving problems, making decisions, and communicating better for personalized feedback, recommendations, or other treatments.
  • Human intelligence is also challenged by AI by creating ethical dilemmas and moral questions such as fairness, accountability, transparency, privacy, and trust in its development and use.
  • Human emotions are elicited by AI by creating emotional bonds and attachments with users. The conversation can be stimulating by creating engaging and empathetic conversations with users to make them feel understood, valued, and connected with AI systems.
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) and neural networks can be used by AI to interpret brain waves. The technology of an AI system can enable decoding and translating brain signals into speech or action. It can help people with impairments in communication or controlling devices.

Even though we analyze everything about AI technology, one thing we have to agree on is that we cannot control the use of AI technology, nor can we understand how complex it can be used to con anyone.

After all, AI is a product of our complex human brain. The complexity was something interesting for some human brains and led to the creation of new innovative technology. But you cannot deny the boons of AI technology, especially when working with patients who cannot be easily handled by staff members or their households.

There have been a lot of cases of mental patients who ran away from home or were abandoned by their family members because they failed to care for their needs. The uncontrollable, violent nature of mental patients is well known. So if their actions can be interpreted and their human brains can be rewired to at least 40–50%, it can be remarkable in saving those patients and letting them live their lives with grace.

The human brain and emotions are the most complex anything anyone can experience, and that makes us unique from each other with different tales of stories to tell each other and different experiences to share.

We fail to understand how patients with severe mental issues comprehend the world or in what way they look at us. If AI can be used effectively to study their behavior and provide us with an understandable analysis to break through their mindset, we may have the cure to let them also explore their world in their own unique way with the utmost freedom.

Sources:- Open Mind BBVA, The New York times, NPR, IOP Science

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