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

The creator of Second Life is helping scientists explore your brain. 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 subject’s brain activity. But the magic lies with Oculus Rift, which allows someone else to get an up close (and live) peek at your brain.

Rosedale demonstrated the “glass brain” system at SXSW earlier this month with the help of his wife. 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…

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