When design meets neuroscience

Tweet Share In an effort to engage a wider audience in important scientific research, Neurotransmission: a design exhibit celebrating neuroscience opened Wednesday night at the Pratt Design Gallery. The project is the result of Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s initiative,The Leading Strand; its aim is to create visual works that convey complex research in an accessible way. Five teams made up of one designer and one neuroscientist each presented a project, the result of a 13-week collaboration. The burden is often on scientists to share their findings with the public. Unfortunately, many scientists struggle to help the public understand how important their work is. Phingbodhipakkiya views this work as an opportunity to bridge this disconnect, which she saw firsthand in a lab that studied the aging brain. “There is a barrier of understanding,” she…

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