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Organization for Human Brain Mapping: BrainArt

Posted in Industry News on 7th Jul 2021

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is an international society dedicated to fostering our understanding of brain organisation and function using neuroimaging techniques. Within the Society, various Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are dedicated to the promotion of shared interests, such as open science or trainees education

The annual OHBM competition highlights an ongoing aim of our BrainArt SIG, namely to foster the dialogue between artists and scientists and blurring the line between Art and Science. We believe that the exchange of ideas and tools between the two disciplines encourages the development of novel approaches to scientific data visualisation, and promotes the exploration of different perspectives on human brain structures and functions. Researchers, scientists, and everyone in between are encouraged to submit their original work. In 2021, we accepted submission for 5 awards categories (for a teaser, check out here):

  • Big Data & Me – a new category in celebration of this year’s BrainArt Exhibition 
  • Beautiful Mistake – anything resulting from a artifact, bug, or failed attempt  
  • Pictures to Prose – BrainArt poem or short story 
  • Still Images –  any BrainArt image
  • Videos and Animations – any BrainArt audio-visual or animated contribution

We received a total of 79 submissions and the announcement of the winners can be found here.

The OHBM BrainArt SIG consists of:

  • AmanPreet Badhwar, MSc, PhD, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal 
  • Valentina Borghesani, MSc,PhD, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal 
  • Sridar Narayanan, PhD, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University
  • Ting Xu, Child Mind Institute 
  • Zoltan Nagy, MSc, PhD, University of Zurich 
  • Roselyne Chauvin, PhD, Donders Research Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour 
  • Peter Kochunov, University of Maryland School of Medicine 
  • Désirée Lussier, MSc,, PhD, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), Université de Montréal 
  • Anastasia Brovkin, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg University