We’re pretty thrilled to share the recent publication of our academic article in PLoS Biology.
Brian: The Typographical Error that Brought Early Career Neuroscientists and Artists Together is a description of the Do You Mind? project, talking about how it was done and what came out of it, including examples of art and science images. Having this accepted for publication in a respected science journal is super exciting.
We’re particularly proud that our article was listed in the Weekly Editors’ Picks this week. That’s neat. Science and Art together, on the home page of PLoS Biology.
Figure 1. Examples of representative images produced by participating scientists in their research and corresponding artworks.
(A) Reece Roberts analyses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from experiments investigating a core network of brain regions involved in both remembering the past and imagining the future. (B) In response Lia Kent MacKillop produced photographs referencing the associations made when remembering (or creating) places and experiences; Untitled – 1/4 in series called Long Term, Epson Premium Luster print from colour negative, 250×250 mm. (C) Juliette Cheyne uses electrophysiological techniques, including patch clamping, to record from individual neurons in culture to investigate their electrical properties and the neurobiological basis of memory. (D) In response Timothy Chapman made etchings that were essentially graph plots of mnemonic phrases common to scientific concepts, produced using a binary translator to turn the mnemonic phrase into numeric form. The title and image are therefore like two versions of the same information, referencing the physical neuron connections and the more ephemeral memories they create; My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas (detail), Etching on paper, first edition, 138×550 mm. (E) Renee Gordon works with stem cells that develop into mature brain cells under certain conditions (fluorescently labelled astrocytes are green and their nuclei are blue). (F) In response Tom Henry produced prints by pressing paint between surfaces to create semi-symmetric shapes, referencing brain hemispheres and regeneration of new cells; Regeneration, Acrylic and ink on paper, 400×250 mm. All artworks were produced in 2010, are not shown to scale, and are included here courtesy of the artist. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001340.g001