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Haptic Navigation along Filiform Neural Structures

Laura Raya, Miguel A. Otaduy, Marcos J. García-Lorenzo
Proc. of World Haptics Conference - june 2011
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Neural connections in the brain are arranged in dense, complex networks of filiform (i.e. thread-like) structures. Navigation along complex filiform networks entails problems including path following, path selection at complex branching nodes, and the combination of large-scale with fine-scale exploration. This work proposes haptic interaction techniques to aid in the navigation along such complex filiform structures. It introduces a constraint-based path following approach with smooth node transition and intuitive branch selection during fine-scale exploration, as well as userfriendly camera control and visual aids for large-scale exploration. We demonstrate the successful application of these techniques to the analysis and understanding of dense neural networks.

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  author       = "Raya, Laura and Otaduy, Miguel A. and García-Lorenzo, Marcos J.",
  title        = "Haptic Navigation along Filiform Neural Structures",
  booktitle    = "Proc. of World Haptics Conference",
  month        = "june",
  year         = "2011",
  url          = ""

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