The beautiful complexity of the human brain

Self Reflected brain image in violet by Greg Dunn
Self Reflected image of the brain in violet by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards

One of the many gems I found in Jason Kottke’s blog is his post about the beautiful complexity of the human brain. He pointed to a study titled “Self Reflected” by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards that reveals our brains’ intricate and amazing structure using an incredible visualisation technology:

Self Reflected offers an unprecedented insight of the brain into itself, revealing through a technique called reflective microetching the enormous scope of beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we observe this work of art. Self Reflected was created to remind us that the most marvelous machine in the known universe is at the core of our being and is the root of our shared humanity.

Kottke pointed out that these images are not actual scans but are “artistic representations of neural pathways and other structures in the brain”. Still, they are mesmerising to look at.



3 responses to “The beautiful complexity of the human brain

  1. Greg Dunn avatar

    Thanks for the post, Paul!


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  3. Paul Jacobson avatar

    You’re welcome, it’s magnificent work.

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