‘The Brain Unravelled’ is an art and science exhibition where contemporary art, anthropology and neuroscience come together in order to explore the brain, the mind and consciousness. It bridges the gap between the scientific communities and the general public, and creates a platform for scientists and artists to collaborate, exchange ideas and inspire each other.

 ‘The Brain Unravelled’ was conceptualised and curated by artist, anthropologist and art science curator Maria Lopes and sponsored by UCL and the medical journal ‘The Lancet’. In ‘The Brain Unravelled’ Lopes declared the death of Cartesian Dualism: ‘Cogito et Sentio ergo Sum’ (I think and feel therefore I am). The exhibition features painting, photography, mixed media, installation, sculpture, animation and film. It took place at UCL’s Slade Research Centre in Woburn Square, London in September 2009, and included a daily programme of talks, workshops and events. Barbara Follett, then Minister of Culture in the UK, opened the show on September 7th.

Contributing to the show were some of the greatest names in art, anthropology and neuroscience such as Antony Gormley, Storm Thorgerson, Liliane Lijn, Prof Richard Frackowiak, Prof Chris Knight, Prof Brian Butterworth, Prof Chris Frith & many more. Please check the contributors page for the full list of participants.

As ‘The Brain Unravelled’ tours, it will engage with the most prominent talent from the hosting country creating exciting new opportunities for the local community.

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