BrainLab 2009

The BrainLab visualizes the neuro-anatomy of the human eye, the process of seeing, and provides insight to the future of brain research. It enables the AEC visitors to go on a journey through the fascinating world of our brains. This includes the moment a visual stimulus reaches our retina, the complex control of our eye muscles, the subtle processes of perception while we are watching a picture, and the possibility to try out steering a robot via a so-called brain-computer-interface.

 

Overseeing the brainlab at Ars Electronica Center. Foto: Ars Electronica futurelab
Overseeing the brainlab at Ars Electronica Center. Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 

Brain research, the desire to understand how our brains work, is one of the greatest challenges in medicine and science. The brain is the most complex human organ – it controls all our body functions (many of which unconsciously), and it is the center of our Self, our consciousness. Our view of the world is created in the brain, including everything we perceive with our sensory organs becomes experience and cognition, memories and remembrance, personality and character.

 


Research & Development:

Christopher Lindinger, Florian Bauböck, Katharina Maria Hengel, Andreas Pramböck, Peter Vasil