VR Brain Exploration: Explore and Manipulate a 3D Brain to Alter CNS Mechanisms of Satiety and Hunger
Neuroscience is quickly unraveling the neurochemistry and neurobiology behind obesity in increasingly fine detail. The model of the brain’s impact on eating behavior is advancing rapidly. That model is expanding our understanding of mechanisms that regulate not only satiety and hunger but processes and structures that impact thermogenesis, basal metabolic rate, and activity. Unfortunately, the tools to explain this complicated system have not evolved as rapidly. We have been limited to charts, videos, and diagrams that are inadequate for most everyone except neuroscientists. With 3D models and the Oculus Quest, the capability of these tools now matches the complex world of the brain.
Tanner B. VR Brain Exploration: Explore and Manipulate a 3D Brain to Alter CNS Mechanisms of Satiety and Hunger. Winter Conference on Brain Research 2020; 2020 January 28; Big Sky, Montana, United States.