Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Interactive Brain Injury

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia enables the use of this Interactive Brain where it shows and describes the different brain areas, function and result of injury. 

This online application offers 5 view options: Side view, Inside view, Visual anatomy, Motility and Left & right brain function. At the right column 3 other options: Description area, Function and Result of injury. The next picture shows a visual anatomy of optic radiations:

The trauma can cause nerve cells in the brain to stretch, tear, or pull apart, making it difficult or impossible for the cells to send messages from one part of the brain to another, and to the rest of the body. TBI can interfere with how the brain works, including thinking, remembering, seeing, and controlling movements. Traumatic brain injury can range from mild to very severe depending on many things, including the force of the trauma, previous brain injuries and how quickly emergency medical treatment is given.

Try it pressing here

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thinking the Music and Write it Directly

Hi-tech channel from Euronews has just published a small report about a "new way of thinking" the music. This research group predicts that in a near future, using the BCIs, will be possible  to “think” directly the music onto the page, without having to write it down.

Pianist Francesco Prode is wearing a neural sensor on his head, which picks up his brainwaves and sends them to a laptop. In front of him is a Kinect motion sensor of the kind used in video games. As he passes his hand in front of the device, just like an orchestra director, the pianist activates the reproduction of a fragment of piano sound previously recorded by a computer.

For more information press here.