Art and Neuroscience Project
In 2013 the project leaders ran an experiment with a group of undergraduate medical students at the Ashmolean. They used artefacts such as pairs of Japanese woodblock prints to find out how people observe differences between objects ‘live’ and how they do so on a screen.
In 2017, the Art and Neuroscience project was involved in Brain Diaries, an exhibition and programme of events running across Oxford.
The Art and Neuroscience Project started in 2013. It is run by Professor Chrystalina Antoniades, who won an Early Career Researcher Award at the 2016 Vice Chancellor's Public Engagement with Research Awards for her work in this area. She says: 'Taking part in these activities has given me a different perspective on my research.'
The project bridges the gap between objective research into Parkinson’s disease and subjective patient experience of the condition, through the medium of art.
Brain awareness week
The last few years have seen a wide range of events at the Ashmolean Museum showcasing the work of this project. There have been activities for families, workshops for schools, as well as talks and debates on art and neuroscience. The videos below give a flavour of these activities.