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The Neuronal Disco at Normal? Festival of the Brain 2017

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 Human neurons grown from stem cells, stained for the proteins Ki67 (red) and tau (green) © 2017. Image: Wray Lab, UCL

Human neurons grown from stem cells, stained for the proteins Ki67 (red) and tau (green) © 2017. Image: Wray Lab, UCL

Visitors at the 2017 Normal? Festival of the Brain were invited to be part of a brand new experiment about the brain! Dance meets science in this interactive workshop, devised by neuroscientist Selina Wray & artist Charlie Murphy. 

As part of the Created Out of Mind 'Brains in a dish' project, we invited people of all ages to animate the development of the brain and the connections between cells through a series of choreographed movements to well-known pop songs. 

Patterns and formations of neuronal growth, connection, communication and degeneration were celebrated through a variety of movements, groupings and wearable technologies bringing disco dancing into the heart of molecular neurochemistry. 

Learn more about The Neuronal Disco here. 

 

'Normal? Festival of the Brain' 2017, ran from Thurs 25th- Sun 28th May 2017. Download the full programme

 

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