Neuroculture, conceived as the reciprocal interaction between neuroscience and different areas of human knowledge is influencing our lives under the prism of the latest neuroscientific discoveries. Simultaneously, neuroculture can create new models of thinking that can significantly impact neuroscientists' daily practice. Especially interesting is the interaction that takes place between neuroscience and the arts. This interaction takes place at different, infinite levels and contexts. I contextualize my work inside this neurocultural framework. Through my artwork, I try to give a more natural vision of the human brain, which could help to develop a more humanistic culture.
Keywords: art, neuroscience, neuroculture, sculpture, metaphors, Cajal, mechanism, butterflies
Citation: Garcia-Lopez P (2012) Sculpting the brain. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 6:5. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00005
Received: 14 May 2011; Accepted: 18 January 2012;
Published online: 09 February 2012.
Edited by:Idan Segev, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed by:Todd L. Siler, Psi-Phi Communications, LLC (dba Think Like a Genius, LLC), USA
Copyright: © 2012 Garcia-Lopez. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited.
*Correspondence: Pablo Garcia-Lopez, Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA), Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 1300 W Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217, USA. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org