We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Principle Diffusion Direction Imaging Method Explained

Video   Aug 04, 2017

 

Principal Diffusion Direction uses colors to map out the different directions that water molecules diffuse through the brain's white matter. This data is then used to reconstruct 3d representations of white matter tracts.

The colors are used to represent the spatial orientation of the fiber pathways: red is left-to-right in the brain, green is anterior-to-posterior, and blue is inferior-to-superior, in other words, RGB translated to XYZ.

Directed and written by Amanda Hammond. Animation by Carlos Mena. Narration and Music by Ellen Armour. Scientific Consultation by Arthur W. Toga, Ph.D

http://www.humanconnectomeproject.org/

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds

Video

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

WATCH NOW

New Class of Painkiller Found in the Mud

Video

A decade-old mud sample has revealed a potential new class of painkillers that are as potent as opioids.

WATCH NOW

Why People are Always Fighting Over the Thermostat

Video

Negotiating thermostat settings can be really frustrating, but your officemate isn't trying to freeze you out on purpose. Stefan explains the science behind why people experience temperatures differently.

WATCH NOW

 

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Analysis & Separations Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE