According to Tulane University professor Amy Lesen’s 2016 paper, artistic expression of scientific findings, hypotheses, and data allow us to move beyond our intellectual understanding of subject matter and into more emotion-based learning. Additional forms of scientific engagement can encourage curiosity and creativity in a way traditional scientific presentation may not. According to Morrison, the Neuro Space exhibit includes “all of the detailed microscopy and computerized reconstruction that went in to building a totally accurate, high resolution depiction of a neuron from the prefrontal cortex from [his] laboratory”. Displayed on a 30-foot-high cube and choreographed to create an immersive experience, his data comes to life.
Enjoy the sneak-peek and stay tuned for the entire installation featuring many more scientists and artists at next year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC!
Written By Logan Savidge