Immersive Education: Bringing real 3D neuroimaging data to the public

We conceptualize and learn complex landscapes in large part through “route-based” mapping, the memory of sensory experiences and landmarks discovered during spatial exploration. Immersive or “frameless” visualization environments such as dome projection or head-mounted display provide viewers with a route-based learning experience because they induce the feeling of physically moving through virtual environments, an effect that arises from a mismatch between visual and vestibular sensory cues.

Through the Neurodome Project, we take advantage of these alternative modes of learning and teach neuroscience by touring people through real, 3D neuroimaging data in real-time tours of the brain and through films.

Read an article on Neurodome (and interview with Jonathan Fisher) in SciArt Magazine

Presentation at iX SYMPOSIUM (Immersion / Experience), Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) in Montréal
Neurodome lights up displays at Times Square during Noah Hutton’s “Brain City” installation, as part of the Times Square Midnight Moment. We took over Times Square every midnight (albeit briefly…) for the month of November 2014.
Neuralescence” performance during Neural Constellations at the HR MacMillan Space Centre, organized by Curiosity collider. Performed by Naila Kuhlmann, Alexandria Jaeger, Cheryl Wellington, Megan Veaudry, Niqua Nossam, and Sarah Louadi. Performance filmed by Nicholas Lam.
Showing 3D imagery to public at the California Academy of Sciences