Neural Networks

What does it mean to patch a cell?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
What causes autism?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
How do mice show symptoms of autism?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
What is the cerebellum?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
Why do scientists use mice to study diseases?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
What is a Purkinje cell?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
What are other examples of the Purkinje pattern in nature?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
Is it true that we only use 10% of our brain?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
Can my brain be filled to capacity? Is it too full to learn more?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016
Am I right-brained or left-brained?, ink, charcoal, graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2016

These illustrations are part of an ongoing science-art collaboration with neurobiologist Dana Simmons facilitated by the SciArt Center of New York. The Bridge Residency serves as the first documentation of a full and natural collaborative process between an artist and scientist. For the duration of the residency, Dana shared imagery of neural networks, her lab, and Purkinji cell as well as text responses to various questions related to her research. Some questions include: why do scientists use mice to study diseases? what are other examples of the Purkinje pattern in nature? and am I right-brained or left-brained? Each drawing pairs with a posed question and response, culminating in a published science-art book.

© 2017 Richelle Gribble