Since visiting the BRAINS: The Mind as Matter exhibition at The Museum of Science and Industry, I have used this experience as a nurturing source of influence towards my practice within Contemporary Art.I captured this photo at the beginning of my project. I was fascinated how the visual sensory perception can be manipulated and ‘fooled’ by the alteration of certain objects. If an object is altered for scientific enquiry and another for aesthetic pleasures, how can we differentiate between the two? After witnessing the exhibition, I decided to act upon the discourse of objects; exploring how different materials alter when experiencing a process, they may become 'something they're not'.
It is interesting just how much we rely on the visual sense to perceive and understand the world around us.

Since visiting the BRAINS: The Mind as Matter exhibition at The Museum of Science and Industry, I have used this experience as a nurturing source of influence towards my practice within Contemporary Art.

I captured this photo at the beginning of my project. I was fascinated how the visual sensory perception can be manipulated and ‘fooled’ by the alteration of certain objects. If an object is altered for scientific enquiry and another for aesthetic pleasures, how can we differentiate between the two? After witnessing the exhibition, I decided to act upon the discourse of objects; exploring how different materials alter when experiencing a process, they may become 'something they're not'.

It is interesting just how much we rely on the visual sense to perceive and understand the world around us.

'Train Of Thought'    
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'Train Of Thought'    

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Brain of “Dog” a snapshot from my visit yesterday to The Grant Museum of Zoology

Brain of “Dog” a snapshot from my visit yesterday to The Grant Museum of Zoology

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“I am a brain. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”  ― Arthur Conan Doyle

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“I am a brain. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

Normal Anatomy, Types of Neuron
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Normal Anatomy, Types of Neuron

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This image was produced using two photon microscopy, which allows fluorescent imaging of living tissue. The image shows the structure of cerebellar circuitry in a transgenic mouse. Interneurons in the cerebellum that express neuronal NOS (Nitiric Oxide Synthetase) enzyme are shown in green and two of the Purkinje cells in the Purkinje cell layer are shown in red.
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This image was produced using two photon microscopy, which allows fluorescent imaging of living tissue. The image shows the structure of cerebellar circuitry in a transgenic mouse. Interneurons in the cerebellum that express neuronal NOS (Nitiric Oxide Synthetase) enzyme are shown in green and two of the Purkinje cells in the Purkinje cell layer are shown in red.

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Transmission electron micrograph of a section through a nerve fibre showing the axon bundle.
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Transmission electron micrograph of a section through a nerve fibre showing the axon bundle.

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A grasshopper was immunostained with antibodies against horseradish peroxidase (anti-Hrp) to reveal the nervous system (Cyan) and the proteins Pax2.3 (red), and visualized using confocal miscroscopy.
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A grasshopper was immunostained with antibodies against horseradish peroxidase (anti-Hrp) to reveal the nervous system (Cyan) and the proteins Pax2.3 (red), and visualized using confocal miscroscopy.

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False colour scanning electron micrograph showing cellular organelles present in a spiral ganglion neuron. The structures shown in red/orange are mitochondria - these are the energy production units of the cell. The structure in blue is the golgi apparatus, which is responsible for packaging and secreating lipids and proteins for transport around the cell. These organelles are found in all eukaryotic (plant and animal) cells. This particular image shows organelles in a spiral ganglion neuron. This is a specialist nerve cell of the inner ear that transmits sound signals from the cochlea to the brain.
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False colour scanning electron micrograph showing cellular organelles present in a spiral ganglion neuron. The structures shown in red/orange are mitochondria - these are the energy production units of the cell. The structure in blue is the golgi apparatus, which is responsible for packaging and secreating lipids and proteins for transport around the cell. These organelles are found in all eukaryotic (plant and animal) cells. This particular image shows organelles in a spiral ganglion neuron. This is a specialist nerve cell of the inner ear that transmits sound signals from the cochlea to the brain.

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Neuronal migration is an artwork depicting many very young neurons that have been produced in the neuroepithelium migrating to their appropriate destinations in the brain. This image highlights the future of neuroscience showing different classes of cells colour coded. There is no available technique to do this now, but it is not far off considering the advances that have been made with brainbow mice. The brainbow technique allows for different cell types to be tagged with fluorescent proteins to track their development and connections with other cells.
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Neuronal migration is an artwork depicting many very young neurons that have been produced in the neuroepithelium migrating to their appropriate destinations in the brain. This image highlights the future of neuroscience showing different classes of cells colour coded. There is no available technique to do this now, but it is not far off considering the advances that have been made with brainbow mice. The brainbow technique allows for different cell types to be tagged with fluorescent proteins to track their development and connections with other cells.

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