Art of the Brain, and the Scientists Who Study It

Monday, March 27, 2017

Brain Index Neuroscience Visualization
Photo by Eileen Barroso

On the ground floor of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center a wall-sized screen with movable multimedia display catches the attention of passerbys with artistic graphics. The visualizations are based on scientific data being gathered and studied by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, a leader in neurosicence research.

The innovative digital art installation is the brainchild of Laura Kurgan, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, and and Mark Hansen, professor and director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Graduate School of Journalism, Planning and Preservation.

“We’re trying to make the science in the building accessible and personal, and at the same time communicate how much we have yet to learn,” said Kurgan.

Learn more about the Brain Index exhibit.

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