Wearing VR goggles, users can put their head inside a virtual brain to explore 3D neuroanatomical data. | Wyss Center

Virtual Reality Allows Viewers to Take a 3D Tour of the Brain

Developers of the VR system, which constructs 3D environments from thousands of 2D images, hope the technology will help advance understanding of the human brain.

Christian Lüscher Lab, UNIGE
This 2D brain image captured with a lightsheet microscope is representative of the type of data the VR system can explore in more detail. It shows a mouse brain injected with a fluorescent retrograde virus in the brain stem to reveal labelling of multiple brain wide projections. | Courtine Lab, EPFL