BRAINSONGS - W E L C O M E T O M Y B R A I N
The human brain has long been considered a static organ
with a fixed set of neurons
that are being used up without ever being replaced again.
Now research is discovering
that the brain is an extremely dynamic organ,
which is continuously renewing itself,
in a so-called neurogenesis and synaptogenesis,
throughout our entire lifetime.
The parts which are particularly active and thus in a constant mode of creativity are:
the prefrontal region, which controls executive decision making and shortterm memory;
the inferior temporal region, which plays a crucial role in the visual recognition
of patterns (objects, faces)
and the posterior parietal region, which is important
for our orientation in a space.
All these qualities are fundamental for our daily life
and the way we relate to the world
around us - which is particularly interesting if
one works within the realms of Virtual Reality,
where projections of three dimensional
images and forms can fool
the brain into experiencing "other realities".
Sound illustration by Jean Skarstedt and Dominique Plaza.
The work Brainsongs has been presented at ICC Intercommunication Center Tokyo in 2002
and at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm in 2002 and 2004.
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