Real or fake? Decoding realness levels of stylized face images with EEG
We utilized an EEG dataset in which participants were presented with human face images of different stylization levels. We found a non-linear relationship between amplitudes of neural responses and stylization level. Moreover, we successfully decoded the level of realness from the single-trial EEG data. This study provides a basis for future research and neuronal benchmarking of real-time detection of face realness regarding three aspects: SSVEP-based neural markers, efficient classification methods, and low-level stimulus confounders.
Chen, Y., Stephani, T., Bagdasarian, M. T., Hilsman, A., Eisert, P. , Villringer, A., Bosse, S., Gaebler, M., Nikulin, V. V. (2023).
Real or fake? Decoding realness levels of stylized face images with EEG. Research Square.
Fooling State-of-the-Art Deepfake Detection with High-Quality Deepfakes
This paper emphasizes the need for robust deepfake detectors in the face of increasing security and privacy concerns. We propose a novel autoencoder and face blending technique to generate high-quality deepfakes, which we use to fool a State-of-the-Art deepfake detector. The results highlight the importance of including high-quality fakes in the training datasets of deepfake detectors for improved generalization and detection of manipulations in real-world scenarios.
Beckmann, A., Hilsmann, A., Eisert, P. (2023).
Fooling State-of-the-Art Deepfake Detection with High-Quality Deepfakes. arXiv.
Decoding subjective emotional arousal from EEG during an immersive virtual reality experience
We successfully decoded self-reported emotional arousal during an immersive VR experience involving virtual rollercoasters from EEG-derived parieto-occipital alpha power (Hofmann, Klotzsche, Mariola et al., 2021).
Hofmann, S. M., Klotzsche, F., Mariola, A., Nikulin, V., Villringer, A., & Gaebler, M. (2021).
Decoding subjective emotional arousal from EEG during an immersive virtual reality experience. eLife.
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