Brain Art Competition 2021

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OHBM Brain Art SIG

"Output-of-Hacking"

The spatial submission from the OHBM Hackathon 2021

OHBM2021_Brainhack_Flooding_Brains_Compilation.mp4

Flooding brains - Compilation of animated Okapi, Giraffe, and Dolphin cortices

Tutorial and code: https://github.com/ofgulban/flooding_brains

--Omer Faruk Gulban

Big Data & Me

Edgy connectomics (#1)

-- Rick Betzel

Brain with Big Data (#3)

-- Nikhil Bhagwat


26,000 resolution elements (#2)

-- Celesti Kozub

Pictures to Prose

-- Anna Pan

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Yes We Can (#5)

Yi-Ju Lee




Brain is the reason why... (#6)

Yi-Ju Lee

Catching Butterflies (#7)

Natasha Clarke




Nothingness as a State of Mind (#8)

Marzia Martina

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Acknowledgements (#9)

Manuel J. Marte


Still Images

Untitled (#10)

-- Yiming Xiao


Spinal cord monster (#12)

This is an axial slice of the neck that appears like the face of a monster. The nose is the spinal cord, the eyes are arteries. The white face boundary was manually drawn.

-- Rangaprakash Deshpande


Head in the Clouds (#14)

This MRI was taken of my brain after a skull fracture and concussion. It represents the expansion of the mind that comes through healing.

-- Saige Rutherford


Electrodes in Space (#17)

Deep Brain Stimulation

-- Andreas Horn



Fornix Visualized with Snake Skin (#19)

Fornix left and right tracts visualized with snake skin print

-- Bramsh Qamar Chandio


Bundle Analytics - Arcuate Fasciculus (#21)

Bundle Analytics (BUAN) in action! Distance from centroid streamline points to the rest of the streamlines points of Arcuate Fasciculus

-- Bramsh Qamar Chandio

The fantastic average Joe (#11)

3D rendering of a population-averaged brain atlas

-- Yiming Xiao


Kiss (#13)

Cancer complicates about 1 in 1000 pregnancies. Luckily, we recently found that treatment during pregnancy doesn't need to impair the neurodevelopment of the child (Blommaert et al. 2020), adding to the growing evidence that cancer treatment during pregnancy is possible.

-- Jeroen Blommaert


Brain Blossom (#15)

A newly discovered, highly specialized plant: the brain blossom. A natural enigma.

-- Saige Rutherford


Pain in the brain (#16)

-- Martin Lotze


Dive to the Barine (#18)

-- Zhipeng Cao

Cingulum bundle with Nazar Boncuk printed on it (#20)

Cingulum bundle with Nazar Boncuk printed on it to keep reviewer# 2 away from your manuscript ;)

-- Bramsh Qamar Chandio


Purkinje Mustard (#22)

Acrylic painting of a Purkinje cell inspired by drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Purkinje cells were first discovered in 1839, by Jan Evangelista Purkyne.

-- Lizbeth J. Ayoub


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Machine Hallucination Tractography (#23)

DTI Data from the Lifespan Human Connectome Project was used to train a Generative Adversarial Network to create a DTI tensor field on which deterministic tractography was run. In this way, we generated a tractogram of a machine imagined brain inspired by HCP big data. Multiple renders are provided including the tractogram, close ups of the resolution of the tractogram, and brownian motion renderings within the tractogram.

-- Taylor P Kuhn

Connections. what is my actual mind? (#24)

What is my actual mind? Just a few ideas in the world. Connections are what make us so-called distinctive.

-- tuğçe kahraman demir

The Muscogee Brain (#29)

An indigenous perspective on human neuroanatomy.

-- Leana King

Princess Neuron (#30)

Sometimes the body is the best canvas. Especially, when you try to show what hides inside you.

-- Olga Buivolova

Proces (#25)

-- Biljana Zivkovic

Sive celije (#26)

-- Biljana Zivkovic


Crno bijelo (#27)

-- Biljana Zivkovic

Red point (#28)

-- Biljana Zivkovic

Brain Micro-vasculature Template (#35)

Micro-vascular template of cerebral vessels (n=34) obtained using a high-resolution susceptibility-weighted imaging based MICRO protocol. Vessel enhancement was induced by administering ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxides (USPIO).

-- Sagar Buch


Pyramidal flowers painted on a hippocampal canvas (#37)

Multi-photon captured z stack of pyramidal neurons in the CA1 region of the hippocampus in a Thy-1 YFP expressing mouse. The captured z stack was converted into a z project image in Image J (FiJi) and had a LUT adjustment to produce the brilliant orange/purple colour scheme. The intense detail of the multi-photon image captures fragments of surrounding neurons producing a paint splatter effect.

-- Kristie Smith


Ms. Florence (#39)

-- Mari Shishikura

Me, The Brain and The World (#41)

The brain connectivity implies our relationships with where we come from (the lower part) and the environment (the upper part).

-- Yi-Ju Lee

Choice (#44)

Can I choose my look?

--Yi-Ju Lee

The neural manifold of social interaction (#46)

The continuous reciprocal exchange during social interaction is crucial for us as human beings. This image shows the beauty of social interaction by visualizing the synchrony of two interacting people via neural signals and wavelet coherence. Graphic: Michael Schmitz for Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy. Analyses by doctoral researcher Christian Gerloff.

-- Michael Schmitz

Complex Symmetry in Brain Circuitry

-- Rick L Garner

Stitched

Embroidery stitching together different kinds and styles of neurons

-- Michelle Sheena


Colors of Music in brain (#36)

Music for plastic brain [Artistic representation of Auditory processing BOLD activity (fMRI) on anatomical slice in a functional hearing disorder patient]

-- Sunita Gudwani

Microglia Up in Smoke (#38)

-- Kristie Smith


Éclosion-Blooming (#40)

Ideas bloom in the brain, neuronal connections grow and die, like the birth and death of a flower. The brain stem is "tronc cérébral" in French, "tronc" meaning trunk. The cerebellum and brain stem are represented here as the roots of the brain vegetation.

-- Flavie Detcheverry

The Beautiful Brain (#42)

This painting is a cross-generational collaboration. The skill includes underlying prints and scratches. The color implies the dynamic brain activation.

-- Yi-Ju Lee & Li-Men Chung

My Brain Think, Therefore I Am (#43)

Material: colored pencils

-- Yi-Ju Lee and Li-Men Chung


Through the eyes of our brain (#45)

Through the lens of imaging techniques we look as an outside observer into the deep oscillatory nature of one of the most complex organic systems to link neural measures with human-made abstract concepts. The eye represents the circularity in the process of research to fit empirical data of a self-organising system with constructed theories of that system. Graphic: Michael Schmitz for Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy. Analyses by doctoral researcher Christian Gerloff.

-- Michael Schmitz

Neural Network (#47)

The brain’s multi-system organization involves advanced signal processing and network connectivity across structures. The tree and leaves reflect the arborization of these neural connections that can be shaped by environmental influences (*lo-res version submitted due to max file size restriction)

-- Colin Filbey

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Complex Symmetry in Brain Circuitry (#49)

-- Rick L Garner

Beautiful Mistake

Abstractography (#50)

-- Piyush Maiti

Bundle Analytics - Tractometry - Arcuate Fasciculus (#52)

Bundle Analytics (BUAN) in action! Distance from centroid streamline points to the rest of the streamlines points of Arcuate Fasciculus. Looks like caterpillar.

-- Bramsh Qamar Chandio


Corpus Callosum or a Spider? (#53)

-- Bramsh Qamar Chandio

Cerebellareyes (#51)

-- Andreas Horn


It's a living brain! (#54)

My sister's fist looks like a living brain and attempting to mimic how the left temporal lobe would work.

-- Yi-Ju Lee, Christine Lee

Cerebroculumulus (#55)

Preprocessing step in aligning a hemispherectomized brain to an MNI template

-- Michael Granovetter, Daniel Glen, & Marlene Behrmann

Videos and Animations

Meandering the mind (#56)

-- Alexander Leemans

The soaped brain (#57)

-- Alexander Leemans

Colorful callosal commissure connections (#58)

-- Alexander Leemans

Brainbow (#59)

-- Alexander Leemans

3D Polarized Light Imaging - Towards a 3D fiber atlas of the brain (#60)

-- Markus Axer

Who am I (#61)

-- Danica Stanimirovic

SM Gen1 Info (#62)

https://mirkofebbo.wixsite.com/mirkofebboportfolio/conscience

-- Mirko Febbo

Butterfly brain stack animation (#63)

-- Yipeng Toh

3D volume rendering of a butterfly's (B.anynana) brain (#64)

-- Yipeng Toh

26,000 resolution elements (#65)

-- Celesti Kozub

Brain Rorschach (#66)

Micro-vascular template of cerebral vessels (n=34) obtained using a high-resolution susceptibility-weighted imaging sequence. Vessel enhancement was induced by administering ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxides (USPIO). (Effective slice thickness = 3mm)

-- Sagar Buch

Brain vessels in Christmas colors (#67)

3D representation of the cerebral micro-vasculature obtained using a vesselness filter on the high-resolution susceptibility-weighted MICRO data. Vessel enhancement was induced by administering ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxides (USPIO). The cerebral vessels resemble the small branches of a tree, visualized in red-green Christmas aesthetic.

-- Sagar Buch

Reproducible processing of 41,180 brain images from the UK Biobank with DataLad (#68)

-- Adina Wagner (on behalf of all authors)

Fiery progression through the z dimension of the mouse cortex revealed with light-sheet microscopy (#69)

-- Kristie Smith

Fluorescent illumination of the hippocampal formation (#70)

-- Kristie Smith

The Brain (#71)

-- Giuseppe D'Agostino

Interacting brains: the networks of social interactions & neural firework (#72)

-- Michael Schmitz

Animating Hebb's Three Postulates from Brain to Soma (#73)

This video is a behavioral neuroscience teaching tool. It’s the product of over 2000 hours of design and hand-drawn animation. The work was initially drawn by hand in a sketchbook and later redrawn and animated in photoshop. Its most unique contribution is in explaining Hebb’s third postulate. This is done by illustrating the process by which an external stimulus can trigger a train of thought while still maintaining the real-life relevance of the animation narrative. More information (link)

-- Soma Barsen

Human Connectome Project - AI Data Sculpture (The 1st video) (#74)

Through collaboration between Dr. Taylor Kuhn, coordinator of the Human Connectome Project (HCP) at UCLA, and technology partners Siemens and NVIDIA, Refik Anadol Studio (RAS) develops a dynamic network at the intersection of neuroscience and art to study fundamental questions about the human brain.

This experience showcases visual re-imaginings of the relationship between form (spatial connections) and function (temporal connections) of the human mind.

--Taylor P Kuhn




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