Yesterday, another class of artists visited the Basal Ganglia labs. It is the beginning of term, and the new first year students on the Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science Programme are straight into an introduction to a biomedical research lab.
The 20 graduate students are interested in science in the context of their art practice, but may not have experience of a scientific research environment, so coming to the ANU was an opportunity to find out about an example of a lab doing biomedical research, meet the people and see some of the technology used.
As with the previous class, scientists demonstrated experimental techniques used, talked through their research objectives to learn more about the basal ganglia brain structures, and answered many questions.
Image credit: Agnieszka Swiejkowska