• ‘Mental Floss’ Project Brings Artists and Scientists Together

    Mason faculty and students create an interpretive 3-D sculpture called “Mental Floss.” The sculpture depicts 13 different neurons that are located in the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for processing autobiographical memories.

    “Our goal for this project was to provoke viewers to ponder not only how intricate and complex the inner fabric of the brain appears, but also how beautiful and awe-inspiring it can be, providing a bridge between rational thought and emotions,” says Ascoli.

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