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Life of a Neuron

Walk through a neuron -- the thinking cells of the brain -- and witness first-hand the beauty of one of science's greatest mysteries: the human brain.

Daily, Now - Jan 02, 2022.

Life of a Neuron brings artists and scientists together for a groundbreaking collaboration to explore how the brain shapes the shared human experience. Through collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience and the world's leading scientists and creatives, this immersive exhibit will allow us to experience a neuron -- from pre-birth to death -- providing an experiential view of life at a cellular level.

What's fascinating and groundbreaking about this collaboration and the narrative we are telling with Life of a Neuron is the ability to have the audience experience something that is happening inside all of us in a new, artistic way that still speaks to the human experience. This is a chance for us to express, through this art form, the story of ourselves and the life of a neuron present in all of us, says co-founder and chief creative officer of ARTECHOUSE Sandro.

Made possible by decades of neuroscience research and cutting-edge technology, Life of a Neuron gives us unprecedented access to experience neurons like never before -- and in doing so question our existence, the universe -- and what is next.

What I find so exciting about this exhibit is that it is the first of its kind to use data like this to bring key neuroscience principles to life. Through the work of an incredible group of scientists organized by SfN collaborating alongside the exciting group of artists organized by ARTECHOUSE, we're able to bring to the world an exhibit like no other -- artistic interpretations of scientific data and principles to allow the public to experience neuroscience in a whole new way. It is my hope that this exhibit will spark curiosity in those who see it and inspire them to learn more about the universe between their ears. - John Morrison, UC Davis Distinguished Professor; Director, California National Primate Research Center; Professor, Department of Neurology; School of Medicine and Secretary, Society for Neuroscience.


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