Gordana Novakovic

Welcome and brief talk: Neuroplastic art


The dramatic shift in neuroscience produced by new discoveries about neuroplasticity – the brain's enormous capacity for change and growth through its interaction with the environment, and through a variety of learning processes – is set to revolutionise our understanding of the roles and effects of culture and art. It has created a fascinating opportunity to fuse scientific knowledge about the brain with artistic imagination to create platforms for experiences that have never before existed, potentially giving rise to an entirely new art form: neuroplastic art. We can envisage art works that will transcend today's mere fascination with state-of-the-art technology, and will fuse both technology and brain science into a single means of expressing ideas and even, perhaps, uncovering new and benign ways of linking our brains with, and through, technology.