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Schizophrenia is a mental illness that seriously affects intentions. People with schizophrenia have difficulty in creating own and interpreting others' intentions. Human actions can occur in response to externally acquired information and/or as a result of internal volition based on internal motivation. A central monitoring brain system distinguishes between the two when actions are made creating the sense that a person’s action is the consequence of his or her intention. In schizophrenia, there is a deficit in this central monitoring brain system such that actions from willed intentions are mistaken as being derived from external informational sources. There is evidence towards cortical hyperexcitability in schizophrenics (glutamate chaos in the brain) because of a lack of inhibition as a background related to the anomalous manner to process information and inability to infer intentions behind pieces of information. This intentional chaos produces the belief that one’s actions are caused by others, that certain thing have intentional significance for the person and to attribute negative intentions to others. In schizophrenia, one may feel compelled to act even against one’s conscious intentions. This CEREBRART work explains these ideas artistically.
May 9, 2013
Aggression has become an important cultural problem worldwide presumably because of its deep seeded evolutionary roots in the neurochemical pathways and neuronal circuits of the human brain. Functional brain imaging studies in humans have revealed involvement of specific regions in the brain
in the expression of aggression and rage and chaotic neuronal circuits that play particularly important roles in the mechanism of aggression. Main general causes of aggression in people with neurodegenerative conditions are the frustration and anger associated with the person’s awareness of their predicament, and the structural brain damage and neurochemical alterations caused by damage and death of brain cells which automatically motivates aggression. In some psychopathic individuals the extremely heightened aggression was possibly the result of a selective decrease in brain serotonin turnover and a probable deficiency in the 5-HT1A or 5-HT1B receptor in brain regions regulating aggression which motivates those individuals to aggress. This CEREBRART work illustrates these ideas.
May 3, 2013
Sweet and very nice Cerebral Art but definitely not CEREBRART...
Apr 18, 2013
Not CEREBRART but interesting. James Prosek; "Why are we so eager to draw these disciplinary walls?" http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2013/04/17/who-needs-a-paintbrush-when-you-can-use-a-dead-fish/
Apr 16, 2013
P.S. According to a recent comment I tried to generate a primary artistic design idea for an artefactual facial attractor to help people with Prosopagnosia ...
Apr 14, 2013
This CEREBRART work illustrates the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex that is involved in the distressing experience of social exclusion and might represent a circuit that underpins sadness. So, this partially isolated brain illustrates not only an increased activity in the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex but also as an abstract idea of the experience of distress following social rejection/isolation associated with greater activity in the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex.
Apr 10, 2013
Recent evidence from electrophysiological, physiological and anatomical studies suggests that abnormalities in the oscillatory activity of brain cells may have a central role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. There is evidence towards cortical hyperexcitability in schizophrenics - “Glutamate Chaos” because of a lack of inhibition.
Dysfunctional oscillations may arise owing to anomalies in the brain’s rhythm-generating networks of GABA-interneurons.
Of the GABA-interneurons types, the cortical Basket Cells are very characteristic in that their axons, when viewed under the microscope, terminate on somata and proximal dendrites of Pyramidal Cells. Therefore, Basket Cells, whose axon terminals surround principal cell somata and proximal dendrites, have a privileged and influential position for regulating the firing of Pyramidal Cells.
The strategic location of Basket Cells axons has long suggested that they subserve inhibitory
mechanisms on the somata of Pyramidal Cells possibly preventing and limiting chaotic processes - “Glutamate Chaos” - in the network of Pyramidal Cells. Thus, altered perisomatic inhibition of Pyramidal Cells by Basket Cells could provide a plausible mechanistic basis for the gamma-oscillation impairments and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. In the future, this hypothesis may provide a powerful research tool to gain new insights on ways to limit chaotic processes and restore gamma oscillations in schizophrenia.
This CEREBRART work illustrates these ideas artistically.
Mar 9, 2013
of light signals. I have retained the basic organization of the original painting.
As you probably know, +Piet Mondrian was a sophisticated intellectual and Mondrian’s artistic genius focussed on his search for an underlying structure of nature lay in his unique arrangement of the pattern elements, one that causes a profound aesthetic order to emerge triumphantly from stark simplicity.
This CEREBRART work consists of just three basic colors (approximately symbolising three kinds of retina cone photoreceptors cells), a few black lines (as an artistic scaffold approximately symbolising the glial scaffold of retina) and an otherwise uneventful background of plain white (approximately symbolising the white light to be transformed by the retina). Only one amacrine cell is still left to be presented rather realistically. Amacrine cells provide a mechanism for lateral signal communication between retinal cells, including providing a feedback loop to bipolar cells. They are assumed to play an important role in object segregation including perception of
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Boris Pasternak (born on 10 February 1890 and died of lung cancer on 30 May 1960 filled with pain and suffering) is widely regarded as the greatest of the Russian philosophical lyric poets. During my school years I was deeply influenced and inspired by his poetic world laden with profound and complex imagery and I have even attempted to create a portrait of Boris Pasternak on the glass plate.
This CEREBRART work attempts to illustrate some of his philosophical thoughts. An approximate translation of just one great excerpt would sound like:
…But older age is Rome, demanding
From actors not a gaudy blend
Of props and reading, but in earnest
A tragedy, with tragic end.
A slave is sent to the arena
When feeling has produced a line.
Then breathing soil and fate take over
And art has done and must resign.