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A stereoscopic system for viewing the temporal evolution of brain activity clusters in response to linguistic stimuli
Author(s): Angus Forbes; Javier Villegas; Kyle R. Almryde; Elena Plante
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel application, 3D+Time Brain View, for the stereoscopic visualization of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data gathered from participants exposed to unfamiliar spoken languages. An analysis technique based on Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is used to identify statistically significant clusters of brain activity and their changes over time during different testing sessions. That is, our system illustrates the temporal evolution of participants' brain activity as they are introduced to a foreign language through displaying these clusters as they change over time. The raw fMRI data is presented as a stereoscopic pair in an immersive environment utilizing passive stereo rendering. The clusters are presented using a ray casting technique for volume rendering. Our system incorporates the temporal information and the results of the ICA into the stereoscopic 3D rendering, making it easier for domain experts to explore and analyze the data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9011, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXV, 90110I (6 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2042200
Show Author Affiliations
Angus Forbes, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Javier Villegas, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kyle R. Almryde, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Elena Plante, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9011:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXV
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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