An exhibition that illustrates Neuroscience. Literally.

Posted by pt91 at Feb 24, 2011 01:45 PM |
The science of brain function and the visual arts are one and the same thing. That’s what a scientist at the University of Leicester believes, at least.
An exhibition that illustrates Neuroscience. Literally.

Image courtesy of Mariano Molina.

Professor of Bioengineering Rodrigo Quian Quiroga has recently received a grant of £30,000 from the Beyond Text initiative of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). He has been studying how artists have used some of the principles of visual perception in neuroscience in their work.

This new grant will enable him to continue his quest into these fascinating mysteries in the company of Dr Sandra Dudley, expert in material and visual culture and the senses in our School of Museum Studies, and with the renowned Argentine artist, Mariano Molina.

Mariano will create a set of canvases demonstrating principles of visual perception, together with a simple explanation of each neuroscience principle used. The project will culminate in an ‘Arts and Science’ exhibition open to the general public in the autumn of 2011.