SwordPlots: Exploring neuron behavior within dynamic communities of brain networks

Chihua Ma, Angus G. Forbes, Daniel A. Llano, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Robert V. Kenyon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Study of the behavior of individual members in communities of dynamic networks can help neuroscientists to understand how interactions between neurons in brain networks change over time. Visualization of those temporal features is challenging, especially for networks embedded within spatial structures, such as brain networks. In this article, the authors present the design of Sword Plots, an interactive multi-view visualization system to assist neuroscientists in their exploration of dynamic brain networks from multiple perspectives. Their visualization helps neuroscientists to understand how the functional behavior of the brain changes over time, how such behaviors are related to the spatial structure of the brain, and how communities of neurons with similar functionality evolve over time. To evaluate their application, they asked neuroscientists to use SwordPlots to examine four different mouse brain data sets. Based on feedback, their visualization design can provide neuroscientists with the ability to gain new insights into the properties of dynamic brain networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2016, HVEI 2016
EditorsThrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Huib de Ridder, Bernice E. Rogowitz
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Pages268-280
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781510827943
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2016, HVEI 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 14 2016Feb 18 2016

Publication series

NameHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2016, HVEI 2016

Other

OtherHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2016, HVEI 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/14/162/18/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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