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Art on the Brain

At Exit Art's "Brainwave: Common Senses" exhibit, artists interpret the latest neuroscience research in inventive ways.

April 16, 2008

“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.

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Stephanie Heger says:

Very interesting and very well done!

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Luna says:

Representational art portraying human figures, they write, would affect a viewer more or less like any real visual scene, activating mirror neurons associated with the actions and postures of the scene’s human figures. This would also allow us to empathize with them just as we would with people presented to us in the flesh, transferring their emotions from the canvas or marble to ourselves by simulating their bodily states and using this simulation to bring out the associated emotional responses.

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