TITLE

Imagining the brain cell: the neuron in visual culture

AUTHOR(S)
Danovi, Safia Ali; Wingate, Richard; Kwint, Marius
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Nature Reviews Neuroscience;Nov2010, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p730
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Images of the exquisitely formed apparatus of the nervous system have great potential to capture the imagination. However, the fascinating complexity and diversity of neuronal form has only rarely been celebrated in broader visual culture. We discuss how scientific and cultural practices at the time of the neuron's discovery generated a legacy of schematic and simplified popular neuronal imagery, which is only now being revised in the light of technological advances and a changing artistic climate.
ACCESSION #
54517204

 

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