Hippocampus II appears on the cover of the journal Neurosurgery, along with a full length article written by journalist David Haldeman.
…Dunn is a 6th year PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, and his approach to art mirrors his scientific background. He uses pipettes to deliver precise
amounts of pigment to the canvas, creates wet lab-style
workflow protocols so that he can accurately reproduce techniques later, makes digital mock-ups of a project before putting his brush to canvas, and uses his knowledge of chemistry to precisely manipulate the variety of materials he utilizes in his work. Further, Dunn’s knowledge of the visual system deeply informs his creative process. For example, our brains must assemble data arriving from the retina into form and contrast information as quickly as possible as an essential matter of survival. Sparsely processed information is sent to structures such as the amygdala and basal ganglia to determine whether the shapes in the visual field require an appropriate fight
or flight response…
Full article read here: http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/images/Haldeman_Dunn_Neurosurgery_cover_essay.pdf