‘The Art of the BRAIN’ series

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Illustrative camera icon with a photo of a brain.

We’ve collected stunning imagery as part of our annual Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest. In a series of five articles, we highlight the top artwork from the 2020 and 2021 contests and the scientific tools used to uncover the beauty of the brain.

As part of the Annual Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative Meeting, we host the Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest. In the most recent article in ‘The Art of the BRAIN’ series, we feature the 2021 winning entries and recognize the researchers who created them. Made possible by innovative technologies, these images are a prime example of how The BRAIN Initiative® is accelerating our understanding of the brain. This year’s photos are part of our BRAIN Initiative Calendar (order a free copy here while supplies last!).

Check out the entire series below and visit the contest page for updates on the 2022 contest!

For up-to-date information on the upcoming  8th annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting scheduled for June 21-22,2021, visit our event page.

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Coronal slice of the brain with brilliant green, blue, and magenta colored probes throughout.
Figure Caption: “Thinking About A Greener Future” won first place in the photo category of the 2021 Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest. Credit: Allen Yen, Ph.D. Candidate, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.