Principle

Apply Cognition#WikiBrainMapping.

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Solution

Use the structure of the wiki (through PmWiki:PageList and PmWiki:Category ) associated with actual brain areas associated with specific functions to generate a realistic visualization (using VirtualReality#Aframe Processing#ProcessingJS , thus also JavaScript).

The initial mapping could be naive, e.g. all pages in one location, the hyppocampus, then over time moved to more specific areas. This process would emulate neuron migration and specialization.

Current mapping

Area

Pages

Frontal lobe

Visual cortex

Hippocampus

Not yet visualized, from WikiBrainMapping.Map. Could also use http://vatelier.net/Demos/InWikiAframeEmbedding in order to avoid edition outside the wiki.

Overall consequences

Bigger picture

This visualization itself could be part of a larger visualization, e.g. applying OwnConcepts#Epistemotaxis by representing the individual and his or her PIM not as an entity changing itself but rather as an entity changing itself by moving within an environment.

Previous solution

This relied on a flat view, obsolete now thanks to pervasive efficient 3D and even VR on the web.

Hyperbolic projection

Consider a projection in hyperbolic geometry that maps the cortex gray matter, thus mainly outer layers, to a 2D plane mostly without white matter wiring.

Description of the followed process

  1. find the 2 brain sides as existing flat rendering
    1. from WithoutNotesMay11#BrainFlatMap
    2. http://www.math.fsu.edu/~mhurdal/research/images/visman/vhrfull_er_an.jpg
  2. convert to SVG http://inkscape.org/doc/tracing/tutorial-tracing.html
  3. load into ProcessingJS
    1. done using shape()
  4. overlay place corresponding areas
  5. fake vertical stacking of edits via shifted positioning
    1. drawing a line then adding points instead of rectangles might improve readiblity
    2. an animation could also add the content of the edit and thus represent the construction of the wiki as a set of successive
      1. which would only be partly correct since re-organization has been done and this without diff (e.g. moving a page)

See also