The most elaborate artistic visualization of the brain in the world, the work highlights what is happening inside the human brain while an individual is looking at such a masterpiece. Artists Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards hope this work – entitled Self Reflected because it is your brain perceiving itself – will increase appreciation for the brain’s complexity through the power of art.
This shimmering work, however, is not a brain scan – it was created using a combination of deep neuroscience research, hand drawing, algorithmic simulations, photolithography and finished in gold leaf.
Above: close-up view of interconnected neurons.
Above: Thalamus and Basal Ganglia – the thalamus and basal ganglia, sorting senses, initiating movement and making decisions.
Above: Visual Cortex – the visual cortex, the region located at the back of the brain that processes visual information.
Above: A sulcus of the parietal cortex.
Self Reflected is on permanent exhibition in the Your Brain exhibit of the Franklin Institute, a world class science museum in Philadelphia, PA. Physically find it at 222 N 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
More on gregadunn.com/self-reflected.