Stylebook snapshot: ‘Brain dress’ by Carnegie Mell…

Stylebook snapshot: ‘Brain dress’ by Carnegie Mellon University professor weaves together science, fashion May 15, 2016 12:00 AM Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon University’s Marlene Behrmann, the Cowan professor of cognitive neuroscience, wears the “brain dress” she designed with Sophie Hood for her induction into the National Academy of Sciences. Theodoros ChliapasIlluminated looks by CuteCircuit have lit up the runway at New York Fashion Week for several seasons. By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A special occasion calls for a special dress. When Carnegie Mellon University’s Marlene Behrmann, the Cowan professor of cognitive neuroscience, learned she was to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences — and the first female scientist from the university to earn the honor — she came up with a unique concept for an…


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