As the Vice President of Research at Baycrest, and the Director of the Rotman Research Institute, Randy oversees the development of My Virtual Dream. He has a background in cognitive and computational neuroscience. As one of the founders of The Virtual Brain, he helps to translate its vision into My Virtual Dream. He continues to work to find creative ways to link science and the arts.
Petra Ritter is heading the Max-Planck Minerva research group BrainModes situated at the Dept. Neurology, Charite, University Medicine Berlin. Petra is known for pushing the limits of multimodal brain imaging methods, and ultimately advancing their integration in computer models for individualized brain simulations. She is one of the founders of TVB and helps to transfer the new technology into useful products and applications for the broad public.
Jessica is an interdisciplinary artist working in animation, installation and design. Jessica creates all the animations and illustrations for the visual aspect of My Virtual Dream including Dremascapes, instructional graphics and promotional material between Dream cycles. Jessica is the chief developer of the multi-media software for translating brain signals into visual and auditory projections.
Soprano Adria McCulloch has performed on traditional operatic and recital stages across North America. With a voice that is described as “world-class” by The Washington Post, Adria regularly collaborates with other musicians, composers and artists to create experimental new works. She is thrilled to be a part of the My Virtual Dream artistic team as a performer and soundscape co-creator, assembling some of Canada’s finest musicians to compose and improvise a captivating musical adventure for each unique dream.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Tanya began working in Dr. McIntosh’s lab and gained an integral understanding of neuroscience research. She has since completed the Project Management program at UofT and is dedicated to facilitating the development of The Virtual Brain by managing the various aspects of the project. These efforts extend to My Virtual Dream and include understanding the vision of our multidisciplinary team and formally implementing key elements of the project.