The human brain is a truly complicated piece of biological machinery, considering how much science knows about the rest of the human body what they know in comparison about its most vital part is very little. In Neuron Safari you can take a unique view of part of the mind by navigating through an intricate 3D field that represents sixteen neurons; a reasonably small representation of the estimated eighty-five billion in the brain.
Neuron Safari‘s origins however are actually from another game entirely. Derived from the result of EyeWire, a game derived at MIT (now known as Princeton University) which outsourced computations to the public allowing mapping to be made far faster. Over 180,000 players from around the world have contributed to the work at the Seung Lab since its launch in December 2012. It is this work that has been used to render a virtual reality (VR) representation.
If you would like to try out this rather unique perspective the app, developed by Indicated LLC, works with the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted display (HMD) it can be downloaded from Oculus VR Share.
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