Image of the Day: Gold Matter

The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.

Jun 30, 2017
The Scientist Staff

GREG DUNN, BRIAN EDWARDS, VIDEO BY WILL DRINKER

 

When light touches this microetching piece by scientists and artists Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards, the white matter tracts are designed to mimic action potentials gliding along axons as part of a network in the human brain. 

Art so nice we ran it twice: see our previous post on the still version of this artwork.