Self Portrait Homunculus

I’ve been reading about art and the brain in The Age of Insight, by Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist Eric Kandel. He relates brain physiology and anatomy, and recent brain mapping studies to the way humans perceive and appreciate art on conscious and unconscious levels. The central sulcus in the human is the crevice that separates the frontal lobe […]

Group 6: Old Experiments for Sale

Below is the sixth group of watercolors that I painted for earlier posts in this blog: Originally posted on October 20, 2014 (Abstract 101819): Originally posted on October 29, 2014 (Bass Habitat), an imaginative look at the sunken Christmas trees where the bass hide: Originally posted on January 28, 2015 (Homunculino and the Pyramids), a look at the […]

Homunculino and the Pyramids

Today’s watercolor experiment: Inspiration: I had a nice discussion with my colleague today about the pyramidal tract, a group of neurons that traverse from the motor area of the cerebral cortex to the spinal cord. One notable feature of this aggregate of neurons is that they are visible to the naked eye on the ventral aspect […]