Thursday, February 6, 2014


I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.
~Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock

Today's post was inspired by an interesting MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) at Future Learn called Good Brain, Bad Brain.

Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human brain
Rendering by Thomas Schultz; the dataset is courtesy of Gordon Kindlmann at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, and Andrew Alexander, W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behaviour, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Danzamente – the dance of connections
by Sara Ambrosino, Emmanuela Ambrosino NICHE Neuroimaging Lab, Psychiatry Department, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

MEG source connectivity analysis using 3D graph visualization
by Sebastien Dery, Montreal Neurological Institute

Man Takes Brain for a Walk
by Crash the Rocks

Harmony between polarities
by Sara La Gioia

Neural I
by Sal Hunter, University of Cambridge UK

Lace Brain
by Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Benedicte Batrancourt

Baby Brain
by bixentro


HWY said...

Like the guy says in the video, understanding the brain is a long road, and "we're just getting started."

But at least the artists among us are starting to portray the brain as an interactive place...and pushing the viewers to accept that.

These are wonderful, imaginative renderings.

Tara said...

Such beautiful pictures - especially the infrared ones - luminous activity. And we know so little yet of how it really works!