Loving you is easy because you’re beautiful

Neuroscape Lab, we salute your next generation of brain visualisation, that looks like something out of a sci-fi film where the director is a bit obsessed with correctly representing the anatomy of the brain.

They describe the visualisation like this:

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.

But honestly, who cares? It’s a glowing rotating brain with golden streaks of light flowing through it.

In fact, after 25 years, science has finally scanned the brain from The Orb’s ambient techno classic ‘A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld’.

It’s as if the rave generation stumbled out of life’s warehouse at 7am and ended up being neuroscientists.

Link to Neuroscape Lab’s awesome brain visualisation.
Link to the original Orb track (or the classic Orbital remix)


  1. Jason
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Brilliant. Thank You!

  2. Mac
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Let’s see, one of the infinitely many source density solutions of the ill-posed EEG inverse problem is selected. Then “connectivity” (based on some correlation value threshold) is calculated thereby yielding one of the even more infinite possible connectivity maps. Yeh, no snow job there.

  3. Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    We’ve done similar fly-throughs of structural connectivity in an augmented reality environment:

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