If you’re a fan of science and art, you gonna love what we show you next. Dr Greg Dunn and Dr Brian Edwards are two neuroscientists and applied physicists that paired together to create a stunning gallery of visualizations of brain scans. ” The most fundamental self portrait ever created ” they go inside the brain and blow up a thin layer of the brain by 22 times bigger than normal size, the series is called Self-Reflected.
Let’s go a little bit deep here, the images of the brain scans go over 500,000 neurons and the pictures took two years to complete. Dunn and Edwards developed new special technology for this project, something they called reflective microetching, what it does is microscopically manipulating the reflectivity of the brain’s surface. After that they hand painted different areas of the brain and digitized the whole thing. Edwards developed a computer program that can show the complex choreography our brain uses while it process information.
After they did all the above, they printed the results on transparencies and added 1,750 gold leaf sheets so that the reflectivity will be increased. The results can only be described as a delicate dance or flow between the balance of our brain activity and our mind. ” Self Reflected was created to remind us that the most marvelous machine in the known universe is the core of our being and is the root of our shared humanity”