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Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba
—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.
On Science and Hip Hop: Q&A with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
Aggie Mika | Oct 13, 2017
The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.
Reimagining Neuroscience’s Finest Works of Art
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
By recreating the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, art professor Dawn Hunter reveals how the master translated life to the page.
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Bob Grant | Jul 24, 2017
Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.
Abby Olena | Jun 12, 2017
Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.
How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa
Eric Kandel | Sep 1, 2016
Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
This is Your Brain on Art
Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.
Book Excerpt from
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2016
In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass,
Following the Wild Bees