Monday March 31, 2014

NVIDIA: Your Doctor May Someday Prescribe Playing Video Games

Thousands of attendees at our annual GPU Technology Conference had the opportunity to dive inside Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart’s brain Thursday. The tour of Hart’s skull was conducted as the man formerly known as the "Rhythm Devil" tapped and twitched his way through an interactive, virtual-reality rhythm game where he blasted huge space rocks as he floated high above a bright blue planet.

Beside him a researcher آ— also equipped with virtual reality goggles آ— peered around a three-dimensional, immersive model of Hart’s brain. The glass-like image was fed by a cap equipped with wires attached to Hart’s head. Brain circuits were shown firing in neon colors in real time. And the action from both perspectives was displayed on enormous tennis court-sized screens.

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