“Design for NeuroNetwoking: How to Interact over Brain Data?” | 27 – 30 April 2012, Prague
Presentations, discussions, workshop in Prague based Hackerspace Brmlab.cz in cooperation with New Media Studies, Charles University, CIANT.cz, Hacteria.org and Interactive Media Design, National University of Singapore
NeuroNetworking Workshop | 27 – 30 April 2012
- Denisa Kera (CZ/SG)http://nus.academia.edu/DenisaKera
- Andrej Boleslavsky (SK/CZ)http://www.CIANT.cz
- Peter Boraros (SK/CZ), Petr Navratil (CZ), Tomas Suchan (CZ) http://www.Brmlab.cz
The workshop will be hold in Brmlab, Prague based Hackerspace
Brainstorm, prototype, test and evaluate ideas and scenarios of future services and interfaces related to brain data. Critical probes and design fictions into networking over brain data and biodata related to our brain function (fMRI, SNPs, EEG). Prototype, evaluate and document a future service that will use brain data for social networking, neuromarketing, citizen science projects,etc.
How to support open science? How to interact over brain (fMRI) data? How to connect them with other data (body, society, environment etc.)? What type of interfaces and tools we can build around these data? Who are the stakeholders, actors, users? What type of experiences, relations, exchanges, transactions to support? What type of social and individual identities we can create? What is the context of interaction over such future services? What are the ethical, legal and social challenges these interfaces create?
Tools for open MRI data
Examples of Interfaces
Quantified self-tracking http://quantifiedself.com/ Citizen science crowdsourcing and various forms of data collecting
Open science/Open data approaches "Open-data project aims to ease the way for genomic research: A revamped approach to informed consent will liberate data for science, developers say. Erika Check Hayden, 25 April 2012 https://docs.google.com/document/d/19dw9tPKAD0NzUNlIK-AVP73A9rc-iPPmXgm5CbfFmH0/edit?pli=1
Gamification of Research http://vimeo.com/33698394 http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/117325-mit-crowdsources-and-gamifies-brain-analysis https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/health/research/crowd-sourcing-brain-research-leads-to-breakthrough.html?_r=1
Sleep, SNPs, brain http://www.diygenomics.org/wordpress/?p=108
Behavior & Brain (serious research) Testing Predictions From Personality Neuroscience: Brain Structure and the Big Five http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3049165/?tool=pmcentrez Neurobiology of the structure of personality: dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11301519 Promiscuity http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014162 Good or bad driving http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/bhp189 ADHD http://adhd-treatment-options.blogspot.com/2008/09/adhd-gene-6-serotonin-receptor-1b-gene.html Egalitarian behavior, overconfidence, social networks, political preferences http://jhfowler.ucsd.edu/ DRD4 novelty-seeking / risk-taking / externalizing / acting out genotype MAOA "warrior gene" and higher levels of aggression with provocation (Rose McDermott, Princeton) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1457224
Behavior & Brain (pop psychology stuff) Orchid x dandelion personality http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/12/the-science-of-success/7761/ Helen Fisher on love http://bigthink.com/ideas/18574 Hidden Talents http://hiddentalents.org/brain/115-balance.html
101 on Brain, fMRI etc. Cognitive Atlas http://www.cognitiveatlas.org/ Brain SNPs http://www.snpedia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=brain&go=Go Neuroscience Databases http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_neuroscience_databases Brain SNPs map http://human.brain-map.org/ Basics http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/education/fmri/introduction-to-fmri/
Critical Design Probes, Evaluation of Prototypes, Documentation
- use ethnography to understand user needs and new requirement
- brainstorming to generate new design ideas and scenarios
- critical design probes and prototyping to define new problems and questions
- evaluation of prototypes, documentation of the work
Open Brain Data project (Denisa Kera):
How to create social networking service on which people would offer brain (fMRI etc) data and combine it with SNPs, real time, sensor and QS data? What are the social, ethical, economic and other aspects, implication, scenarios? How to support open science data project and create citizen science community around this? We uploaded a dataset of fMRI data by a volunteer, Denisa Kera, who decided to share her brain data with the hacker community as part of a challenge. The dataset http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1526632/120423DK.zip contains her 3D T1-weighted gradient-echo sequence (MP-RAGE)image of her brain in the nifti format http://nifti.nimh.nih.gov/nifti-1 , which is readable by FSL software (http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fsl/). The challenge is: transform the nifti into some 3D web browser data and image that would support crowdsourcing of brain data, pattern recognition and comparison of brain data.
I would like to link my MOAO SNPs ("warrior" gene) to the fMRI scans (dorsal anterior cingulated cortex - dACC) "MAOA-L are overly sensitive to threats or challenges that other people would shrug off, and overreact to them... unusually high levels of activity in their dorsal anterior cingulated cortex (dACC) - a part of the brain that has been linked to feelings of distress after social rejection or confrontation."
I am also interested in NOS1 variant rs6490121 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22227051?dopt=Abstract and Parkinson related genes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LRRK2
Open Source Hardware hacking of brain: Arduino based, physical computing for measuring EEG etc. data and creating interfaces for brain to brain, brain to world interaction ;-)