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Why are Virtual Environments of interest for functional neuroimaging?
Functional neuroimaging (Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)) probes in vivo patterns of activity in the human brain. Anything short of an interactive real-time display will not fully be able to represent the richness of these spatio-temporal phenomena.
Although primitive and slow, we hope that the demonstrations found on these pages will convince you about the viability of virtual environments in mediating the dialogue between MDs, engineers, and physicists.
Contact: Lars Kai Hansen.
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions to this work made by our collaborators at "CONNECT", the Niels Bohr Institute; Neurobiology Research Unit, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet; Minneapolis VA Medical Center, PET Imaging Service; Department of Radiology, University of Chicago.
This work at the section for Intelligent Signal Processing,
Informatics and Mathematical Modelling is supported by the
Danish Research Councils for the Technical Sciences and the
Natural Sciences through the Computational Neural Network
and by an NIH grant from the US
(grant R01 DA09246 and P20 MH57180):
International Neuroimaging Consortium
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