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Crossing Fibers: A Neuroretrospectroscopic View

Crossing Fibers: A Neuroretrospectroscopic View


02.06.2015, Hawaii | In 2011, The Neuro Bureau association (TNB) started organizing artistic events in a scientific neuroimaging setting to promote the dialogue between science, art, and society. It initiated a BrainArt competition and an exhibition at the annual conference of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) with multiple categories to show the beauty of the brain from diverse perspectives. This year the exhibition will bring together past and present works in a five-year retrospective. The annual conference of the OHBM will take place on June 14-18, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The project is supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation.

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The exhibition “Crossing Fibers: A Neuroretrospectroscopic View” shows works from Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Sebastien Dery, Martijn van den Heuvel, Paul Schietekat, AmanPreet Badhwar, Laura Nynke van der Laan, Sebastien Dery, Alfred Anwander, Diane Lavoie & Stefan Gold and Sean Kramar. In September it will be on display as well at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and in December at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. In addition, TNB will organize a symposium on the last day of both exhibitions (Berlin and Leipzig) to stimulate the dialogue between scientists and artists. The theme of the symposium will be “Different methodologies, languages and goals: How do artists and scientists communicate?”.

The BrainArt competition was launched to recognize the beauty and creativity of artistic renderings emerging from the neuroimaging community. Countless hours are devoted to the creation of informative visualizations for communicating neuroscientific findings. The BrainArt Competition aims to recognize this often unappreciated aspect of the publication process, and highlights the artistic creativity of the neuroscientific community. The winners of the competition will be announced during the OHBM conference and will be displayed at the Berlin and Leipzig exhibitions. All of the artistic entries will also appear on website of TNB.

The Neuro Bureau e.V. is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster collaborative brain research efforts among and between the physical sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. TNB uses art, media exhibits, symposiums, seminars, public and classroom education sessions, social media environments, any and all other appropriate means to foster, promote, and provide access to cross-disciplinary collaborative research.

For more information please visit: www.neurobureau.org

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