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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
A Century of Science on Stamps
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Countries have used postage stamps to commemorate scientific achievements—sometimes with erroneous zeal—since the early 1900s.
Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2015
What can neuroscientists learn from the masters and other artists?
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2015
An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015
Thomas Deerinck has been at the helm of a microscope for more than four decades. And he’s got lots to show for it, including a half a dozen placements in the Nikon Small World competition.
Neuroimaging Graces Times Square
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2014
A film showcasing stunning images of brain structures is lighting up New York City billboards for three minutes each night.
Neanderthals As Abstract Thinkers?
Kerry Grens | Sep 3, 2014
Cave markings thought to have been carved by Neanderthals suggests they were expressing abstract thought.
Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule.