‘Visualising the brain’ submission for Art of Neuroscience

22 December 2014

Neuroscientists from around the world have until 25 February 2015 to send in their submissions to the fifth annual Art of Neuroscience competition. Submissions should consist of spectacular, poetic or otherwise exceptional images, animations, photographs or videos that visualise an aspect of their own research or a neuroscientific concept. The aim is to illustrate the beauty of the brain across species.

Gabriele Deidda, "The Complexity of the Brain", Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, ItalyGabriele Deidda, The Complexity of the Brain, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy

Two prizes will be awarded, one for the best image and one for the best video. Each prize is worth EUR 500. In 2014, the winner in the image category was ‘The Complexity of the Brain’ by Gabriele Deidda of the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa; the winner in the video category was ‘Fire and Wire’ by Alfred Anwender’s team at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.


The winners will be announced during the annual Art of Neuroscience Seminar, which will take place on 24 March 2015 at Eye, Amsterdam’s film museum. This year’s seminar theme is Neuroscience & Gaming. A number of leading international neuroscientists will be presenting papers at this event.

The Art of Neuroscience was initiated by Tycho Hoogland, senior researcher at the Netherlands Brain Institute, part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Registration and more information

To register, please visit the website Art of Neuroscience.

For more information, contact aon@nin.knaw.nl