Art of Neuroscience 2017

We thank you all for submitting your neuro-art
...We are going to have to put our jury to work...

This is an international competition open to scientists and artists worldwide. We are looking for striking visualizations related to the field of Neuroscience in its broadest sense. These can be images or videos representing actual neural data or tissue, but also more abstract illustrations that are in some way related to neuroscience.

A first prize of 1000 euro, and four honorable mentions of 250 euro are available

Read the rules, find inspiration in previous submissions and register for the 2017 competition.

Submission by Alfred Anwander & team, Max Planck Institute Leipzig.

The Art of Neuroscience competition launched late 2010 has had national and international coverage a.o in: De Volkskrant (link), NRC Handelsblad (link), Scientific American Mind, Neuron, Science News Prime, NTR, The Psychologist, Amsterdam Science Magazine (link), Stanford Scope Blog (link), The Psychologist (link), BNR radio (link), MAX tv and Discover Magazine (link).

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Competition 2016

The 2016 competition received over 120 submissions, spanning 6 continents and 21 different countries. The jury (Paula Albuquerque, Jose Biscaya, Amy Robinson-Sterling and Nicolas Petersen) selected 1 winner and 4 honourable mentions. Winners were announced at our special event during the "FENS Forum of Neuroscience" in Copenhagen on July 5th, 2016.


The winner, and recipient of a 1000 euros prize is: Suzanne Dikker and Matthias Oostrik, "The Mutual Wave Machine", NYU, USA and Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Honourable Mentions

These four honourable mentions each won a prize of 250 euros

Alicia Lefebvre, "Aurore Boreale", Emotions Synesthetes, France

Michiel Kleinnijenhuis, "Axons in Shape", Oxford University, UK

Robin Scharrenberg, "Butterfly of the Soul", University of Hamburg, Germany

Rhiannon Meredith, "Exploding Brain Myths Series", VU University, The Netherlands

Other submissions

This is a selection of the other submissions.

We are grateful to our 2016 sponsors: