Das Gehirn in Wissenschaft und Kunst
Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Berlin
16.06.2023 – 08.09.2024
The brain is a book with seven seals. As the central body organ that constitutes our being and essence, its structures and functions are still not understood in many respects. Currently, neuroscience is making the greatest research efforts to solve the brain's mysteries. This is the basis for innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases neurological and psychiatric diseases, particularly in Berlin, especially at the Charité.
The exhibition "The Brain in Science and Art" lifts the curtain. It offers anyone interested a walk behind the scenes. It shows how detailed the map of the brain can now be drawn, where perception, sensation, memory and thinking are located, how the individual brain regions are networked to form higher functional units, and what medical assistance can now be provided precisely when brain functions are limited by age, illness or accident, illness or accident. But the exhibition also deliberately broadens the view. It asks about the ego and the self and how we place ourselves in the world and connect with it. In doing so, it consciously relies on the sensorium of art. In outstanding works, artistic positions are called upon which, in a highly knowledgeable, creative and subjective manner, explore the brain as a projection surface for humanity in all its dimensions.