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The concept is simple. I wish to showcase my experiments creatively. Working on the central nervous system, I regularly capture hundreds of photos of the brain using high-resolution fluorescence microscopes. One drawback of research is that most of this data is stored in books and shelves that many people don't have access to. This leaves us with a lack of appreciation and curiosity for science, especially if you are not in the industry. This is where I want Experiments in Art comes in. The goal is to have conversations about science and art between people coming from different industries. After all, science and art are about storytelling, and Experiments in Art is a tool for these stories to be told.

It's all in
the head.

Figure 1. Adult mouse brain stained with haematoxylin and eosin converted to black and white. Black dots are from haematoxylin staining of cell nuclei particularly from neurons and glial cells. Gray surface us for eosin staining of extracellular matrix and cytoplasm. Photos taken from adult mouse cerebellum and captured with Leica DM1 AF6000B.

Fibers.

Figure 2. Adult mouse brain co-stained with MBP and Alexa-488 labeled protein. MBP (1:50 dilution with 0.1% PBS-T). Secondary antibody used was anti-mouse IgG Alexa-568 labeled (1:1000 dilution in 0.1% PBS-T). Sample taken from main olfactory bulb captured with Leica DM1 AF6000B.

Main
Olfactory
Bulb.

Figure 3. Adult mouse brain stained with myelin basic protein that are present along nerve fibers. Nerve fibers are reimagined as the woman's hair.

Abstract.

An unknown sample stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin was recolored as a black and white photo.

Abstract2

An unknown sample stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin was recolored as a black and white photo.

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