Visual art and neuroscience are stitched together in a new gallery show in New York City at MUSECPMI, and the results are a mixed bag of intriguing syntheses and frustrating shortcomings. Noah reviews "Seeing Ourselves."
Author - Noah Hutton
The New York City-based group NeuWrite hosted a public debate on minds, maps, and the future of neuroscience between Sebastian Seung of M.I.T. and Anthony Movshon of NYU. The debate was a barometer of where neuroscience stands in the 21st century.
The philosopher Alva Noë published an essay in the New York Times' Opinionator blog section that is very critical of what neuroscience has to offer when it comes to understanding art. Noah Hutton offers an alternative point of view in the form of a...
Charles Butter's new book "Crossing Cultural Borders: Universals in Art and Their Biological Roots" is an art historical study of the human impulse to create, seen through the lens of perceptual neuroscience.
Greg Dunn is a visual artist and has a Ph.D in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. It's not so easy to tell at first glance whether Dunn is painting a branching pattern of a plant or that of a neuron. But maybe that's the point.
A video has been sweeping the web this week that shows the result of UC Berkeley scientists taking fMRI data, dividing the brain into “pixels,” connecting those pixels to thousands of YouTube videos, and generating a novel image that...