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Brain Roads

Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« | Hugues Duffau, Olaf Avenati, Jürgen P. Rabe, Patricia Ribault, Horst Bredekamp, Thomas Picht

Exploring Neuroplasticity through Art and Science

Like the sculptor with marble, neurosurgeons dialogue with the brain they operate on. They explore its inner plasticity. Mapping and representing these »brain roads« can be achieved through various imaging devices and methods, which help neurosurgeons extend their knowledge of the cerebral anatomy and activity. It can also be done with less use of medical imagery. The French Professor in neuro-oncology Hugues Duffau is famous for operating on low-grade gliomas by performing awake surgery with very little technology. His methodology includes a complex mix of techniques, disciplines and experiments based on the concept of neuroplasticity, a limited use of medical imaging in the operating room, and on a dynamic mapping of the different regions of the central nervous system. He will present his research in a dialogue with the researchers of the project »Adaptive Digital Twin« and »Sensing Knife« (group »Cutting«) of the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity«, as well as the students from two art and design academies (École Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Reims, France, and weißensee academy of art and design berlin), who produced visual interpretations of his ideas and operating mode.


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