Art and neurologists

Nicholas Wade (Lead / Corresponding author)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Advances in understanding the brain can be traced through representations of it over the centuries. Not only have techniques of anatomy and physiology developed apace but the ways in which the images are presented have also advanced. The engravings of the sixteenth century have been supplanted by computer-generated images in the present one. The eye and hand of the artist has been replaced by the skill of the programmer and the resolution of the computer screen. This history is represented by ‘perceptual portraits’: images of the structure and function of brain from the time of Vesalius are combined with portraits of those who have studied them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain and Art
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aesthetics to Therapeutics
EditorsBruno Colombo
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030235802
ISBN (Print)9783030235796, 9783030235826
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Brain images
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • History of neurology
  • Perceptual portraits


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