Heather Bimonte-Nelson from Arizona State University turns to acrylics and canvases to get a greater understanding of science.

Science isn’t a field traditionally linked to “the arts” but a neuroscientist at Arizona State University has started using paintings as a form of creative expression for her research, to explain her science to others and develop a greater understanding of her own work.

Heather Bimonte-Nelson, head of the Memory and Aging Lab, focuses on learning, memory and brain changes as people get older. Research Matters reports that she uses acrylic paints and canvases to visualize her research, with artworks that depict neurons, cells, memories and seizures. She told them:

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