Artatomical: Angela Palmer's 'Brain of the Artist'


'Brain of the Artist' Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Here we see Scottish artist Angela Palmer and her 2013 sculpture "Brain of the Artist," generated from three-dimensional CT and MRI scans of Palmer's brain engraved on a series of glass panels. Palmer explore this technique in her "Life Lines" sculpture series, as well as in the following video depicting an MRI journey through the human body:


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.