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UTSA students tease the senses and explore the brain at unique art exhibit

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(Oct. 11, 2013) -- UTSA students will showcase a unique exhibit on Saturday that explores the mutually beneficial relationship between neuroscience and the artistic process. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

"The Well" will be on display from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Flight Gallery, 1906 South Flores St. in San Antonio.

This fall, UTSA professors Donald Robin, a neuroscientist and musician, and Megan Harrison, an artist, are teaching "Art and Neuroscience." Approximately two dozen students are taking the interdisciplinary course offered by the UTSA Honors College and UTSA Department of Art and Art History. The class includes artists, sculptors, engineers, psychologists, photographers and neurophysiologists.

The course challenges students to explore the role of artistic processes and sensory perturbations on brain function. To date, students in the course have read philosophical and scholarly publications describing key principles in neuroscience. Likewise, they have completed creative assignments to better understand how people use their senses and how those findings are perceived, understood and communicated by the brain.

>> Learn more at the UTSA Honors College website or the UTSA Department of Art and Art History.



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