“Without the brain, nothing–not quarks, not black holes, nor love, nor hatred–would exist for us. The universe exists for us only insofar as it exists in our brains. The brain is our three-pound universe.” – The Three Pound Universe by Judith Hooper and Dick Teresi
In a short yet informative TED talk, Harvard applied physicist Michelle Borkin discusses the interdisciplinary work she and her team are doing primarily by sharing and adapting data visualization techniques between the fields of astronomy and medicine. Two of the most compelling examples:
1) Using brain image visualization software (Osirix) to analyze star formations, and
2) Adapting CT angiogram images based off of astronomy tree diagrams to improve diagnostic accuracy from 39 percent to 91 percent.
Link @ TED: Can astronomers help doctors?