Sonification of Neural Activity
Artwork inspired by Neural Activity
Collaboration with A. Hamblin
The Emotional Rein
This collaboration is a physical interpretation of the spontaneous neuronal activity in a zebrafish brain (habenula).
The different shapes and colors of 'cells' depict different types of activity within the neuronal populations. The artwork was constructed using mainly recycled materials including copper wire, plexiglass, wood, paint and gold leafing.
This piece will be displayed at the Sorbonne University during the "Arts and Science Festival", rescheduled to 2021.
We have developed an interactive software to sonify neuronal activity measured by calcium imaging. This approach allowing us to simultaneously hear and see the activity of neurons enables us to verify the correct approach in processing calcium imaging datasets.
Besides, who doesn't want to 'hear' how zebrafish think?