April 2013: Using the lab’s real-time software, we acquired fMRI data and streamed it in real-time to an IBM supercomputer which extracted the core brain networks and broadcast the results live to meeting in Toronto - http://www.itbusiness.ca/blog/live-demo-of-real-time-analysis-of-human-brain-networks/33005. With Mark Daley, Jingyun Chen and Jinhui Qin. See also http://cfmm.robarts.ca/fully-
Members of the laboratory recently contributed to the Royal Society’s exhibition in London, UK, which was attended by the Queen and a number of other members of the royal family. We have participated many times in the University of Cambridge’s and British Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Science Week”.
August 2010. To mark the countdown to the paralympic games in London, Channel 4 made the inspiring film Inside Incredible Athletes, which profiles five competitors for 2012, and tries to understand how they achieve almost super-human skills. “How does Dave Clarke, captain of the UK’s blind football team, hit the back of the net again and again? In this film, Dr Rhodri Cusack uses MRI to try to understand what happens in Dave’s brain as he performs a task on some simple sounds, and found striking plasticity in the visual system.”