Glass Head Revealing Long Term Memory Use



Visualization opening with an anterior shot of the orange, glass head on the right side of the screen. The brain and spinal cord inside of the glass head make it difficult to see her features clearly. The camera rotates to the right and the cerebral cortex fades out leaving a number of blue masses within the glass shell of the brain. These masses are a 3D digitalization of a specific case of long-term memory use captured with functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques. The actual case is of a savant who can remember previous mathematic calculations and apply them to current math problems. The limbic system is also visible. As the camera rotates around the head, the masses become a lighter blue color and then return to their original hue. The animation ends with aerial shot from the front of the glass head. Inside of the head is the glass brain with all of its blue masses.



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