Different brain diseases are associated with distinct patterns of affected brain regions. Neuroscientists aim to understand the variability of these patterns across different brain diseases. We used a user-centered design approach to develop support for neuroscientists in exploring and comparing which regions are affected by which diseases based on neuroscience literature. Our study involved six neuroscientists and nine visualization experts who evaluated the usability and explainability of our visualization tool for comparing disease patterns in brain regions. Our results show that our tool can help neuroscientists explore and visualize relationships between brain regions and diseases, and compare patterns of affected regions in an immersive AR environment.

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ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, IMX 2023
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (CWI), The Netherlands

Tanhaei, G., Hardman, L., & Hürst, W. (2023). DatAR: Comparing Relationships between Brain Regions and Diseases: An Immersive AR Tool for Neuroscientists. In ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (pp. 373–375). doi:10.1145/3573381.3597222