Art on the Brain
At Exit Art's "Brainwave: Common Senses" exhibit, artists interpret the latest neuroscience research in inventive ways.
“Brainwave: Common Senses” is an art exhibit on display at New York City’s Exit Art gallery until April 19. The pieces depict various areas of neuroscience research, touching on the themes of memory, perception and emotion. Highlights include: sculptures of the brain, butterflies superimposed onto brain scan images, 3-D Rorschach ink blot tests and a robot whose motion is guided by the rapid eye movements of his sleeping creator. There are also paintings that emphasize different senses, such as seeing or hearing, and artistic renderings of neurons.