3D Brain Visualizations Let People Watch Their Neurons Firing In Real-Time [Video]
Glass Brain Project takes you on a tour of your own neural networks.
Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, and Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California San Francisco, have created a way for you to see each thought as it flies through your mind. The Glass Brain project was on display at SXSW, and gave visitors a chance to see how their brains react to different stimuli.
An impressive mix of technology is used to create the end product, which as stated on the official website includes:
MRI brain scanning to generate a high-resolution 3D model of an individual’s brain, skull, and scalp tissue, DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) for reconstructing white matter tracts, and BCILAB/SIFT to remove artifacts and statistically reconstruct the locations and dynamics of multiple sources of activity inside the brain from signals measured at electrodes on the scalp.