Liked on YouTube: A Dennett Adagio

Awful pun: conducting brain experiments.

I liked this on YouTube because it illustrates both our endeavour to understand the human brain and the progress we are making at the same time as emphasising its ineffable complexity.

A Dennett Adagio
Functional MRI scan of the brilliant brain of DANIEL DENNETT, December 2015. This is a rest state (default mode) image series captured at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center in Connecticut. After standard preprocessing, I reduced the dimensionality of the data with Independent Component Analysis, extracting eight synchronized networks as shown. Each was assigned a tone; the more rapidly varying regions are higher in pitch. This part of the experiment, resting without any stimulus or task, lasted six minutes. It’s accelerated here x2.

Dan Lloyd
via YouTube

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