“You wish your neurons were this pretty” in Wired Magazine

by Greg Miller

Greg's-art-Wired-Magazine

When Greg Dunn finished his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn in 2011, he bought himself a sensory deprivation tank as a graduation present. The gift marked a major life transition, from the world of science to a life of meditation and art.

 

Now a full-time artist living in Philadelphia, Dunn says he was inspired in his grad-student days by the spare beauty of neurons treated with certain stains. The Golgi stain, for example, will turn one or two neurons black against a golden background. “It has this Zen quality to it that really appealed to me,” Dunn said.

 

read fill article here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/02/you-wish-your-neurons-were-this-pretty/

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