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Glass Brain: Virtual Reality Meets Neuroscience

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Bridging the worlds of neuroscience and high-tech virtual realty, the Glass Brain, a project of the new Neuroscape Lab at the University of California San Francisco may open up new insights into the complicated mechanisms of the brain.

 

Researchers have developed a new way to explore the human brain through virtual reality. The system, called Glass Brain, initiated by Philip Rosedale, creator of the famous game Second Life, and Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California San Francisco, combines brain scanning, brain recording and virtual reality to allow a user to journey through a person’s brain in real-time.

 For a recent demonstration at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Rosedale made his wife a cap studded with electroencephalogram (EEG) electrodes that measure differences in electric potential in order to record brain activity, while he wore a virtual reality headset to explore her brain in 3D, as flashes of light displayed her brain activity from the EEG.

The Glass Brain didn’t actually show what Rosedale’s wife was thinking, but Gazzaley’s team ultimately hopes to get closer to decoding brain signals and displaying them using the virtual reality system.


This is an anatomically-realistic 3D brain visualization depicting real-time source-localized activity (power and "effective" connectivity) from EEG (electroencephalographic) signals. Each color represents source power and connectivity in a different frequency band (theta, alpha, beta, gamma) and the golden lines are white matter anatomical fiber tracts. Estimated information transfer between brain regions is visualized as pulses of light flowing along the fiber tracts connecting the regions.


The modeling pipeline includes MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 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 (http://sccn.ucsd.edu/wiki/BCILAB) / SIFT (http://sccn.ucsd.edu/wiki/SIFT) to remove artifacts and statistically reconstruct the locations and dynamics (amplitude and multivariate Granger-causal (http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/G...) interactions) of multiple sources of activity inside the brain from signals measured at electrodes on the scalp (in this demo, a 64-channel "wet" mobile system by Cognionics/BrainVision (http://www.cognionics.com)).

The final visualization is done in Unity and allows the user to fly around and through the brain with a gamepad while seeing real-time live brain activity from someone wearing an EEG cap.


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Full STEAM Ahead: Designing for Learning- Bay Area STEAM Colloquium - KQED (blog)

Full STEAM Ahead: Designing for Learning- Bay Area STEAM Colloquium - KQED (blog) | STEAM | Scoop.it
Join KQED at the STEAM Colloquium this Friday, January 30th in San Ramon.
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Mariposa County Arts Council Pilots Artist Residencies in Elementary Schools ... - Sierra Sun Times

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Mariposa County Arts Council Pilots Artist Residencies in Elementary Schools Across the County
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Biocontainment of genetically modified organisms by synthetic protein design - Nature


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BigField GEG Tech's curator insight, January 26, 10:30 AM

The authors computationally redesign essential enzymes in the first organism possessing an altered genetic code (Escherichia coli strain C321.ΔA) to confer metabolic dependence on non-standard amino acids for survival. The resulting GMOs cannot metabolically bypass their biocontainment mechanisms using known environmental compounds, and they exhibit unprecedented resistance to evolutionary escape through mutagenesis and horizontal gene transfer.


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The surprising way will.i.am is giving back to his childhood neighborhood - Fusion

The surprising way will.i.am is giving back to his childhood neighborhood - Fusion | STEAM | Scoop.it
The Black Eyed Peas' frontman grew up in East L.A. as part of one of the few black families in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. His foundation helps Latino kids learn math, science and Chinese.
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Creativity in Mathematics and the Arts - Marcus Du Sautoy

Professor Marcus Du Sautoy believes that the worlds of Mathematics and the Arts are much closer than we're led to believe. In this short extract from his lecture on the mathematics that underpins...
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Eighth-Grade Students “Discover Engineering” at Hannah Beardsley - Chicago Tribune

Eighth-Grade Students “Discover Engineering” at Hannah Beardsley - Chicago Tribune | STEAM | Scoop.it
On Jan. 5-6, professional engineers from eight major corporations, students from Districts 47 and 155, and representatives from McHenry County College came together at Hannah Beardsley Middle School to educate and excite eighth-grade students about...
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Gereau students create a robotic hand - Franklin News Post

Gereau students create a robotic hand - Franklin News Post | STEAM | Scoop.it
The Gereau Center's STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) program has been selected as one of the 2015
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HYPERSEEING (from ISAMA)

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HYPERSEEING - International Society of the Arts, Mathematics, and Arch...
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RT @INTO_Mason: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM. http://t.co/K3bQWylGvr Sponsored by @Boeing. http://t.co/so…
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Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering | STEAM | Scoop.it
The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers.

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Free ebook, from National Academies Press

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The difference between STEM and STEAM - Daily Genius

The difference between STEM and STEAM - Daily Genius | STEAM | Scoop.it
There is a lot of talk about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in education. Schools, governments, and businesses are hoping that today’s STEM students can solve tomorrow’s global issues.

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Excellent infographic comparing STEM with STEAM. We'll take both.

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Teaching math and science through art, and a neural net (made of children) - Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Teaching math and science through art, and a neural net (made of children) - Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog) | STEAM | Scoop.it
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In the fall of 2013, Ben Volta arrived at Morton McMichael School with no ideas. He had just been hired by t
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Engineering students build therapy chairs for children with autism - Autism Daily Newscast

Overland Park, Kan. — Engineering students from the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in the Blue Valley District designed and built therapy chairs especially for children with autism.

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Maker's Place builds business, tech talent in Homewood - New Pittsburgh Courier

Maker's Place builds business, tech talent in Homewood - New Pittsburgh Courier | STEAM | Scoop.it
Dennis Holmes, a sophomore at Westinghouse High School, is writing a program for a computer adventure game. “It’s called, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure.’ This function is for the box that asks if you ...
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3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | STEAM | Scoop.it
More recently, José Miraglia, an aerospace engineer and professor at Brazil's FIAP school, has designed a competition to introduce his students to the world of 3D printing.

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Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY | STEAM | Scoop.it
RT @ELLevationED: Scaffolding Instruction for #ELLs: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics" http://t.co/Brp4Dzpypn via …
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PLAYING WITH ART AND SCIENCE: ORIGAMI, GLASS AND MATHEMATICS — Events & Exhibitions at The Detroit Institute of Arts

PLAYING WITH ART AND SCIENCE: ORIGAMI, GLASS AND MATHEMATICS — Events & Exhibitions at The Detroit Institute of Arts | STEAM | Scoop.it
just scored a ticket!! -->PLAYING WITH ART AND SCIENCE: ORIGAMI, GLASS AND MATHEMATICS The Detroit Institute of Arts http://t.co/JmhuPs3HgO
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Classic toy used to develop engineering skills - Ames Tribune

Classic toy used to develop engineering skills - Ames Tribune | STEAM | Scoop.it
A classic children’s toy was used in Ames this weekend as a way to help Iowa youth learn more about the fields of engineering and design.
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Engineering event challenges, delights kids at Eugene library - The Register-Guard

Engineering event challenges, delights kids at Eugene library - The Register-Guard | STEAM | Scoop.it
The principles of nature can be found in the most unexpected places — such as a house of cardboard tubes and paper sheets. As it turns out, the forces that hold such a structure up also can bring it down.
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Unregulated Genetic Engineering: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Environmental Working Group

Unregulated Genetic Engineering: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Environmental Working Group | STEAM | Scoop.it
Some companies are so hell-bent on avoiding oversight of their genetically engineered crops that they are using new technique to avoid any government review of the safety and environmental impact of their products.
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William Carey University hosts creativity camp - WLOX

William Carey University hosts creativity camp - WLOX | STEAM | Scoop.it
Dozens of elementary students from across the Coast came together for Carey's Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Creativity Camp.
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Groundbreaking study: save lives with an earthquake engineering postgrad

Groundbreaking study: save lives with an earthquake engineering postgrad | STEAM | Scoop.it
Advances in engineering are saving lives in earthquake zones. With a postgraduate degree, you could work to mitigate the effects of earthquakes
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Geotechnical Engineering: The In-Demand, High-Pay, Easy-Entry Job You've ... - Forbes

Geotechnical Engineering: The In-Demand, High-Pay, Easy-Entry Job You've ... - Forbes | STEAM | Scoop.it
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average median salary for an entry-level civil engineer with just a bachelor’s degree is $79,340 a year.
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Carey to host creativity camp for students - Hattiesburg American

Carey to host creativity camp for students - Hattiesburg American | STEAM | Scoop.it
The Center for Creative Scholars at WCU will host the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Creativity Exploration camp on Jan. 24.
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A Review of Concentrated Solar Power in 2014 > ENGINEERING.com

A Review of Concentrated Solar Power in 2014 > ENGINEERING.com | STEAM | Scoop.it
These five Concentrated Solar Power plants went online in 2014, increasing solar capacity by more than a gigawatt.

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