When Arts meet Neuroscience… (by Naureen Ghani)

“Why do humans do science? Why do they do art? The things that are least important for our survival are the very things that make us human“.Savas Dimopoulos For every scientific issue, there is a cultural equivalent. Art creates metaphors that make science more transparent for the non-scientists. This subject is particularly timely now, as images and ideas in neuroscience are widely circulated among the public. The brain is seen as the last frontier in research. Questions in neuroscience, if answered, address aspects of our individuality. We may learn how neural networks enable us to think, act, and even love. In this post, I interview two visual artists working at the intersection of Arts and Neuroscience. The first is Suzanne Anker, a pioneer of bio-art and the chair of the…


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