Corpus Callosum

The human brain, like the world, is separated into two hemispheres. The band of neural fibers that connects the left and right halves of the brain is called the corpus callosum and it is responsible for the proper communication of brain signals. The corpus callosum is only found in placental mammals.

There are some very interesting recent findings on the corpus callosum including the midsagittal area is, on average, larger in females (while the average female brain size is on average smaller than males), that the front portion is significantly larger in musicians than non-musicians and that in extreme cases of epilepsy, severing part of the corpus callosum can reduce symptoms including grand mal seizures.

In this work, the corpus callosum is represented by the illuminated liquid filled glass existing between the two halves of the head.



Iron, steel, unfired porcelain, glass, liquid, LEDs
115 x 130 x 90 cm

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