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The creator of ‘Second Life’ wants to look inside your brain with the Oculus Rift

23
Mar
2014

Philip Rosedale has collabored with neuroscientists in California on a system that, as Fast.Company reports, offers a virtual reality tour of a person’s brain reacting to stimuli in real time. It does this with the help of many tools, including MRI scans and EEG electrodes that record a subjects brain activity. But the magic lies with Oculus Rift, which allows someone else to get an up close (and live) peek at your brain. Flashes of light helped pinpoint her brain activity (based on the EEG data) and Rosedale was able to journey through her brain while wearing a Rift VR headset. I put my hand on her side and squeezed, and you could see the motor cortex activity lighting up all of a sudden, he told Fast Company.

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