NeuroCave is a tool allows to visualize brain networks also called the Connectome which is the network that describes how the different regions of the brain are interconnected. Particularly, the tools enable to perform the exploration of the intrinsic geometry of the brain, by letting the user switch quickly different topological spaces where the connectome is embedded. With a simple and easy-to-use interface, users can explore all the connections with a edge-on-demand technique and focus on very specific area by switching on and off regions of the brain. Simple analytics such as nodal strength and shortest path trees can be computed on the fly. This tool has been developed with virtual reality in mind and it is compatible with the Oculus Rift and requires the Oculus Touch input.


The tool was entirely developed the Creative Coding Research Group, directed by Prof. Angus Forbes. The research group is part of the Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This research is being done in collaboration with Alex Leow, Olusola Ajilore, and Allen Ye, all belonging to UIC Department of Psychiatry.


Demo For Samsung Gear (under test)