Part laboratory, part museum, the Brain Observatory provides students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds with training and experience. Dr. Annese is creating a world-wide archive of human brains for educational and research purposes. Book your tour here and explore our art-infused laboratory during Museum Month and meet the brains that make neuroscience discovery possible. (Free with coupon ‘FEBRUARY’ at checkout)
In addition to its role as a neuroimaging laboratory, Dr. Annese has co-curated a gallery of artwork illustrating the interplay of neuroscience and the arts. The current exhibition features six international artists who explore the interplay of scientific research and interpretation by the brain.
The Brain Observatory, founded in 2005 by Dr. Jacopo Annese, started as a research lab on the campus of The University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Today, the Observatory operates as an independent institute in pursuit of a higher mission alongside our research goals which is to bring neuroscience knowledge and tools into the community. Read More…
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Art and science collide at The Brain Observatory
IMAGINING THE BRAIN / January 2023
The exhibition features six artists who explore how the intangible mind relates to the physical object that we call the brain.
Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie, Annie Cattrell, Suki Chan, Pablo Garcia Lopez, and Nina Sellars are at the forefront of an international community of artists who sustain serious interest in scientific research. They often work closely with scientists and clinicians in laboratory and healthcare settings. Several of them are based in the UK, where the creative dialogue between art and bioscience has enjoyed significant funding support since the 1990s. This art-science movement continues to contribute cultural insight and empathy to the human quest for health and well-being.
The exhibition is jointly curated by Dr. Jacopo Annese, President, and CEO of the Brain Observatory, and Dr. Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Read More…
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725 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101