Navigation Links
Visual technology enables brain to learn in new ways
Date:3/21/2008

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- New technology at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Visualization is enabling researchers to translate the most abstract, complex scientific concepts into clearer, more precise 3-dimensional images than conventional visualization systems can create.

Funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Tufts' new 14-foot by 8-foot visualization display offers a combination of advanced features found nowhere else in New England and in only a few other installations in the country. Its application will further Tufts' research and educational programs in diverse disciplines, from mathematics and physics to human factors engineering, and even drama and dance.

Brain's Untapped Capacity for Visuals

"Users will be able to manipulate, simulate, touch and literally immerse themselves in data in a way they never have been able to before," said Amelia Tynan, vice president and chief information officer and co-principal investigator on the grant.

Visualization is built on the age-old premise -- borne out by modern cognitive science -- that pictures say as much as, or even more than, words.

The human brain has a powerful, often underutilized capacity to process visuals, noted Robert Jacob, computer science professor and co-principal investigator on the project. A large portion of the brain processes visuals, and visualization technology puts that ability to work. "The brain absorbs a lot more information when it's presented in pictures rather than in stacks of data from a computer," Jacob said. This, he says, enables researchers and students to recognize things more quickly and also develop insights about what's going on with the data.

Unusual Combination of Technologies

While visualization is widely used in science, Tufts' "VisWall" offers unusually robust capabilities by combining advanced features not typically found together.

House
'/>"/>

Contact: Alex Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Brains timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world
2. The human brain: Detective of auditory and visual change
3. Researchers visualize complex pigment mixtures in living cells
4. Yale scientists use nanotechnology to fight E. coli
5. Voice Biometrics Gains Traction as Most Accurate and Convenient Technology to Secure Customer Privacy
6. M2SYS Partners with SecuGen Corporation to Support Market Leading Hamster Plus Fingerprint Reader with Auto-On Technology
7. Silicon Valley Technology Leaders LaserCard Corporation and Tesla Motors Sign LaserPass Secure Access Deal
8. Nanotechnology: Whats that?
9. UCs NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds
10. BIO-key(R) International to Showcase Deployed Biometric Security Applications at 2007 Biometric Technology Expo
11. Cogent Systems and Northrop Grumman Reach Agreement to Settle Automated Fingerprint Identification Technology Suit and Create Strategic Alliance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/6/2015)... , Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... provisional patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ... TRANSFER  NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary ... patent surrounds the use of miniature antenna modules ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... April 2, 2015 At its 2015 ACMG ... City , the American College of Medical Genetics ... directors to its Board.  Members of the ACMG Board ... for forming and advancing its policies and programs. ACMG ... "It,s an eventful time in medical genetics ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received an ... distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG ... major part of the shipments will take place during ... manufacturers in China . The order ... revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK for 2015.  ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 2American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 3American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 4American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 5American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 6American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 7American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect 8Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2
... leftovers. A research study appearing in the April 2009 ... ( http://www.jleukbio.org ) sheds light on one cause of ... States and The Netherlands show that a specific gene ... leftover remnants of bacteria cell walls, called muramyl dipeptide ...
... San Diego, CA (March 31, 2009) Novocell, Inc., ... has received U.S. Patent 7,510,876 with claims covering human ... only pancreatic type cells, which Novocell is developing for ... other endoderm lineage-derived tissues and organs such as lungs, ...
... University master,s graduate is working with doctors at Vanderbilt ... microscope that could someday reduce the number of biopsies ... the skin often prompt dermatologists to remove skin samples ... to diagnose skin cancers, said Chris Arrasmith, who recently ...
Cached Biology News:Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis 2Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy 2Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy 3
(Date:4/23/2015)... (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 The ... intends to conduct a groundbreaking pilot study to ... be reversed in as little as three to ... of metabolic and nutritional medicine—will aggressively target and ... and destroy our aging brain. These include oxidative ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Six startups from Russia traveled to ... part of the U.S.-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) program. ... startups to participate in the program since the ... University of Maryland (UMD) signed a Memorandum of ... in the biomedical industry in 2013. , Supported ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015 Follow ... to a series of genetic tests that determine ... Lou Gehrig's disease, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. ... gene composition and interaction in diseased tissue/cells to ... well as the response to treatment, such as ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... -- Prospects for Leading Companies in OTC, ...   We predict the global healthcare packaging ... 2015 and will grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between ... the world and increasing functional requirements for healthcare packaging products ... healthcare packaging market. A global ageing population, changing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 2U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 4Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Increasing Disease Prevalence & Focus on Preventive Healthcare Drive the Predictive Diagnostics Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 2Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 3Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 4Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 5Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 6Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 7Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 8Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 9Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 10
... National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in ... (NASA), has published detailed guidelines* for making essential ... The new guide constitutes the current best practices ... heavily studied of the new generation of nanoscale ...
... Mr. Glynn has over 34 years of,combined financial, ... the life sciences industry for his role in the ... Glynn,retired from Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq: IVGN ) in ... several operating roles including CFO,President and COO and CEO. ...
... shows naturally occurring antibodies contained in, GAMMAGARD ... Alzheimer,s disease, CHICAGO, April 15 The ... Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) today,announced data from ... LIQUID [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] (IGIV),marketed as KIOVIG ...
Cached Biology Technology:Carbon nanotube measurements: latest in NIST 'how-to' series 2eBioscience Corporation Announced Today That James Glynn Has Been Appointed to Its Board of Directors, Effective April 15, 2008 2Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 2Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 3Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 4Study Suggests GAMMAGARD LIQUID May Target the Primary Pathway Involved in Alzheimer's Disease 5
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
CD69/CD3 50 tests...
Mouse monoclonal [3F8 ] to smooth muscle Myosin heavy chain I ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4629 SwissProtID: P35749...
Rabbit polyclonal to pCrosstide (HRP) ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: