ART OF NEUROSCIENCE BEGAN AS A COMPETITION FOR INSPIRING AND PROVOCATIVE IMAGERY FROM NEUROSCIENCE LABS.
The competition founded in 2011 by Tycho Hoogland at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), an institute part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) based in Amsterdam, began with an annual symposium exploring the convergence of art, technology, and neuroscience.
Since its inception, the competition has evolved to encompass a broader spectrum of the intersection between art and science. Highlights include interactive websites featuring poetry about psychosis experiences, art installations that track brain wave synchronicity in human interactions, sculptures representing mental states, crocheted brain models, and artworks generated through machine learning.
Our mission is to ignite curiosity and discussion about the brain’s beauty and intricacy, promoting the intersection of art and neuroscience.