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The Beautiful Brain: A celebration of art and neuroscience
September 7, 2017Free
Join special guests Dr. Alfonso Araque, Dr. Larry Swanson, Dr. Claudia Krebs, and performers with Arts Umbrella for a special afternoon of visual arts, dance, and neuroscience as we celebrate The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the neuroscience and visual arts communities at the University and Vancouver,” says Dr. Brian MacVicar, co-director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, who has been working diligently with Director Scott Watson at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and with his colleagues at the University of Minnesota for the past few years to bring this exhibition to campus. “Without Cajal’s impressive body of work, our understanding of the anatomy of the brain would not be so well-formed; Cajal’s legacy has been of critical importance to neuroscience teaching and research over the past century.”
Afterward, attend the official opening of the Cajal exhibit at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (1825 Main Mall, UBC).
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, injured Purkinje neurons (detail), 1914
ink and pencil on paper
Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC)