The great wonder and strangeness of the human brain

A dazzling exhibition in Lisbon celebrates the most complex of human organs with art that makes the brain sing – as well as revealing how chimps can outsmart us

Mind 24 April 2019
gilded representation of brain
Self Reflected: a golden, hyper-real representation of the brain

Self Reflected 22K gilded microetching under white light. Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards. 2014-2016

Cérebro – Mais vasto que o céu/Brain – Wider than the sky, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, to 10 June

A FEW steps inside the Gulbenkian Foundation’s latest exhibition, a crowd of visitors halts, entranced. There is a faint collective “Wow” as they look up. In a twilight space, an enormous video screen shows a slice of human brain, but with its long, looping pathways and layers of nerve cells shimmering in gold.

Colours change, …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24232270-600-the-great-wonder-and-strangeness-of-the-human-brain/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home

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