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What Does Big Data Look Like? Visualization Is Key for Humans | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

What Does Big Data Look Like? Visualization Is Key for Humans | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | social media | Scoop.it
One of the most valuable means through which to make sense of big data, and thus make it more approachable to most people, is through data visualization. Data visualization is wayfinding, both literally, like the street signs that direct you to a highway, and figuratively, where colors, size, or position of abstract elements convey information. In either sense, the visual, when correctly aligned, can offer a shorter route to help guide decision making and become a tool to convey information critical in all data analysis. However, to be truly actionable, data visualizations should contain the right amount of interactivity. They have to be well designed, easy to use, understandable, meaningful, and approachable....
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Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project

Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project | social media | Scoop.it
Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it. The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain. References: - - Director of NIH Praises the Human Connectome Project - Muse’s latest album uses a Human Connectome Project rendering of white matter tracks. - Human Connectome Project pieces together neural data through brain scans - Brain Mapping Center Seminar Series: “Discovering the Human Connectome” - Mapping out a new era in brain research – CNN Labs - Probing the Brain’s Mysteries – The Wall Street Journal - First public release of 3T Connectom scanner data! - Connectom Scanner Uses Ultra-High Gradient Strength - Brain Mapping Seminar Series - First Images on the Connectom 3T Scanner Obtained
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