Artist in residence: lighting up brains in response to TED talks

Artist in residence: lighting up brains in response to TED talks

Artist in residence: lighting up brains in response to TED talks

Artist in residence: lighting up brains in response to TED talks

Artist in residence: lighting up brains in response to TED talks

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Project overview

Project overview

Project overview

Project overview

Project overview

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation. In 2017 we were invited to be the Artist in Residence.

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. The TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation. In 2017 we were invited to be the Artist in Residence.

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. The TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation. In 2017 we were invited to be the Artist in Residence.

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. The TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation. In 2017 we were invited to be the Artist in Residence.

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. The TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation. In 2017 we were invited to be the Artist in Residence.

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. The TEDxSydney event is a unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate, and is one of the largest TEDx events in the world.

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Our idea

Our idea

Our idea

Our idea

Our idea

TEDx is about ideas worth spreading. For the 2017 event we were asked to explore the theme “Unconventional” so we created an installation driven by the brainwaves of attendees to show ideas as they spread from speaker to recipient.

The ‘Theory of Mind’ installation uses real volunteers from TEDxSydney 2017 to demonstrate how stories and ideas put your whole brain to work. It combines brain sensors with machine learning and computational fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) modelling, to visualise the regions of the brain that activate and encode information when engaging with a TED Talk – literally lighting up the mind as each idea takes hold.

‘Theory of Mind’ was designed and built in collaboration with Mammal and debuted at the 2017 TEDxSydney flagship event hosted at the new ICC Sydney. The event welcomed a record number of attendees for the organisation.

TEDx is about ideas worth spreading. For the 2017 event we were asked to explore the theme “Unconventional” so we created an installation driven by the brainwaves of attendees to show ideas as they spread from speaker to recipient.

The ‘Theory of Mind’ installation uses real volunteers from TEDxSydney 2017 to demonstrate how stories and ideas put your whole brain to work. It combines brain sensors with machine learning and computational fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) modelling, to visualise the regions of the brain that activate and encode information when engaging with a TED Talk – literally lighting up the mind as each idea takes hold.

‘Theory of Mind’ was designed and built in collaboration with Mammal and debuted at the 2017 TEDxSydney flagship event hosted at the new ICC Sydney. The event welcomed a record number of attendees for the organisation.

TEDx is about ideas worth spreading. For the 2017 event we were asked to explore the theme “Unconventional” so we created an installation driven by the brainwaves of attendees to show ideas as they spread from speaker to recipient.

The ‘Theory of Mind’ installation uses real volunteers from TEDxSydney 2017 to demonstrate how stories and ideas put your whole brain to work. It combines brain sensors with machine learning and computational fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) modelling, to visualise the regions of the brain that activate and encode information when engaging with a TED Talk – literally lighting up the mind as each idea takes hold.

‘Theory of Mind’ was designed and built in collaboration with Mammal and debuted at the 2017 TEDxSydney flagship event hosted at the new ICC Sydney. The event welcomed a record number of attendees for the organisation.

TEDx is about ideas worth spreading. For the 2017 event we were asked to explore the theme “Unconventional” so we created an installation driven by the brainwaves of attendees to show ideas as they spread from speaker to recipient.

The ‘Theory of Mind’ installation uses real volunteers from TEDxSydney 2017 to demonstrate how stories and ideas put your whole brain to work. It combines brain sensors with machine learning and computational fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) modelling, to visualise the regions of the brain that activate and encode information when engaging with a TED Talk – literally lighting up the mind as each idea takes hold.

‘Theory of Mind’ was designed and built in collaboration with Mammal and debuted at the 2017 TEDxSydney flagship event hosted at the new ICC Sydney. The event welcomed a record number of attendees for the organisation.

TEDx is about ideas worth spreading. For the 2017 event we were asked to explore the theme “Unconventional” so we created an installation driven by the brainwaves of attendees to show ideas as they spread from speaker to recipient.

The ‘Theory of Mind’ installation uses real volunteers from TEDxSydney 2017 to demonstrate how stories and ideas put your whole brain to work. It combines brain sensors with machine learning and computational fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) modelling, to visualise the regions of the brain that activate and encode information when engaging with a TED Talk – literally lighting up the mind as each idea takes hold.

‘Theory of Mind’ was designed and built in collaboration with Mammal and debuted at the 2017 TEDxSydney flagship event hosted at the new ICC Sydney. The event welcomed a record number of attendees for the organisation.

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How it worked

How it worked

How it worked

How it worked

How it worked

Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions – like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area – are involved in how the brain interprets language. What science has revealed in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well.

In fact, the brain does not make much of a distinction between hearing about an experience and encountering it in real life. So when we’re told a story, we relate it to our existing experiences.

For example:

When you hear a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex responsible for touch becomes active

Words describing motion activate our motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements

Descriptions of food stimulate our gustatory cortex, the same part of the brain triggered by taste

This is why we feel what others feel, cringe when others cringe and live another’s pain, joy, heartache, fear, love, etc.

Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions – like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area – are involved in how the brain interprets language. What science has revealed in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well.

In fact, the brain does not make much of a distinction between hearing about an experience and encountering it in real life. So when we’re told a story, we relate it to our existing experiences.

For example:

When you hear a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex responsible for touch becomes active

Words describing motion activate our motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements

Descriptions of food stimulate our gustatory cortex, the same part of the brain triggered by taste

This is why we feel what others feel, cringe when others cringe and live another’s pain, joy, heartache, fear, love, etc.

Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions – like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area – are involved in how the brain interprets language. What science has revealed in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well.

In fact, the brain does not make much of a distinction between hearing about an experience and encountering it in real life. So when we’re told a story, we relate it to our existing experiences.

For example:

When you hear a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex responsible for touch becomes active

Words describing motion activate our motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements

Descriptions of food stimulate our gustatory cortex, the same part of the brain triggered by taste

This is why we feel what others feel, cringe when others cringe and live another’s pain, joy, heartache, fear, love, etc.

Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions – like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area – are involved in how the brain interprets language. What science has revealed in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well.

In fact, the brain does not make much of a distinction between hearing about an experience and encountering it in real life. So when we’re told a story, we relate it to our existing experiences.

For example:

When you hear a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex responsible for touch becomes active

Words describing motion activate our motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements

Descriptions of food stimulate our gustatory cortex, the same part of the brain triggered by taste

This is why we feel what others feel, cringe when others cringe and live another’s pain, joy, heartache, fear, love, etc.

Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions – like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area – are involved in how the brain interprets language. What science has revealed in the last few years is that narratives activate many other parts of our brains as well.

In fact, the brain does not make much of a distinction between hearing about an experience and encountering it in real life. So when we’re told a story, we relate it to our existing experiences.

For example:

When you hear a metaphor involving texture, the sensory cortex responsible for touch becomes active

Words describing motion activate our motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements

Descriptions of food stimulate our gustatory cortex, the same part of the brain triggered by taste

This is why we feel what others feel, cringe when others cringe and live another’s pain, joy, heartache, fear, love, etc.

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Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

Mammal and Theo+Theo would especially like to thank their many partners and collaborators for their help and support.

Mammal and Theo+Theo would especially like to thank their many partners and collaborators for their help and support.

Mammal and Theo+Theo would especially like to thank their many partners and collaborators for their help and support.

Mammal and Theo+Theo would especially like to thank their many partners and collaborators for their help and support.

Mammal and Theo+Theo would especially like to thank their many partners and collaborators for their help and support.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Dr Louise Cole
Sydney Medical School
University of Sydney

Dr Louise Cole
Sydney Medical School
University of Sydney

Dr Louise Cole
Sydney Medical School
University of Sydney

Associate Professor David McKenzie
Prince of Wales Hospital

Associate Professor David McKenzie
Prince of Wales Hospital

Associate Professor David McKenzie
Prince of Wales Hospital

Associate Professor Ernest Somerville
Prince of Wales Hospital

Associate Professor Ernest Somerville
Prince of Wales Hospital

Associate Professor Ernest Somerville
Prince of Wales Hospital

Roxanne Fielding
Prince of Wales Hospital

Roxanne Fielding
Prince of Wales Hospital

Roxanne Fielding
Prince of Wales Hospital

Cameron Charles
Compumedics Ltd

Cameron Charles
Compumedics Ltd

Cameron Charles
Compumedics Ltd

Phil McNaughton
Greg Murphy Scenery

Phil McNaughton
Greg Murphy Scenery

Phil McNaughton
Greg Murphy Scenery

Adam Dionisio
Redscope Films

Adam Dionisio
Redscope Films

Adam Dionisio
Redscope Films

Benjamin Baggay
Redscope Films

Benjamin Baggay
Redscope Films

Benjamin Baggay
Redscope Films

Joseph Concepcion
Redscope Films

Joseph Concepcion
Redscope Films

Joseph Concepcion
Redscope Films

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