The Near-Sighted Monkey
Angela Richardson is the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Image Lab’s first artist in residence and investigator. She’s working on a project about how we visualize the brain and the mind. Walk-ins welcome! University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mon-Weds 10-2, Tues-Thurs 2-6

Angela Richardson is the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Image Lab’s first artist in residence and investigator. She’s working on a project about how we visualize the brain and the mind. Walk-ins welcome! University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mon-Weds 10-2, Tues-Thurs 2-6

We found these images after we started thinking about a question posed by “What It Is” alumni, Angela Richardson  and Meridith Beck Sayer

When we picture the mind and the brain what do we see? Where do those images come from? What are they based on?

They’re working on a project called “IN THE MIND’S EYE”. about the history of visual representations of brain and the mind. It’s coming to The Image Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, during the month of July.

Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge heartthrob Eric Kandel talks about creativity and hemispheric differences of the brain.

Excuse me, may I blow your mind? BOTH HEMISPHERES! Iain McGilchrist is deeply loved down here in The Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge!

Renowned British psychiatrist and author, Iain McGilchrist, delivers a lecture entitled Our Mind at War. Drawing from research in his latest book, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Dr. McGilchrist explains how an over-reliance on ways of looking at the world characteristic of the left hemisphere may be partially responsible for the increase in mental illnesses globally, including depression. His lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.