Brain paintings

An artist and a neuroscientist are plumbing the depths of human perception to create works of art that explore quirks in how we view the world

Vanessa Schipani
Jun 10, 2010
Artists have found inspiration in love, pain, landscape, death, and history, but it's safe to say linkurl:Mariano Molina; is one of the first to find his muse in neuroscience. Molina, an artist well known in his homeland of Argentina for paintings that bend perception, spent five months working to better understand how people perceive art with linkurl:Rodrigo Quian Quiroga,; an Argentine neuroscientist at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. "There are so many things artists have known for centuries that neuroscience is just beginning to know," Quian Quiroga says. "Artists have an intuition that scientists simply don't have."
Binocular Rivalry Hands
By Mariano Molina
In 2008 Quian Quiroga collaborated with University of Leicester social anthropologist linkurl:Sandra Dudley; and linkurl:David Barrie,; former director of the Art Fund in the UK, to investigate the "wow factor" that some experience when looking at a piece of art in a museum. They...
An example of the data
generated by the eye tracker
The Center of Gaze
By Mariano Molina