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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
Date:3/25/2010

ns between art and visual illusions. Now that I'm starting to know the way the brain works and perceive things I can try to use this knowledge in my painting. It really is affecting the way I work.

Professor Quian Quiroga paid tribute to Mariano Molina's commitment to the residency: "Five months is a lot of time for him to commit to coming here. I think not everyone would be so open-minded as to come; it's quite a big jump for him to be here in the lab discussing science and art with us.

"When we are designing a Neuroscience project Mariano will come up with something different which is highly valuable. We sometimes don't have that insight because we're not artists. It's very good to have him here, because it's like a partner from the other side."

Mariano Molina's residency is also linked with a project Professor Quian Quiroga is undertaking with Dr Sandra Dudley, in the University's School of Museum Studies and David Barrie, the former director of the Art Fund. Professor Quian Quiroga said: "The main goal of that project is to link art and anthropology with our expertise in neuroscience and visual perception. It is related to the perception of art, and from the very beginning I thought that for a real breakthrough it would be great to have an artist on board."


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