Bound in a Net of Memories


“My old addiction, changed the wiring in my brain…”
– from “Chet Baker’s Unsung Swan Song,” by David Wilcox

Compelling NW Noggin outreach by artist Kindra Crick and neuroscience postdoc Dr. John Harkness is featured in an article by Kindra in the November issue of Interalia Magazine, an online publication dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness…

Neuroscience-inspired art installation by Kindra Crick from Kindra Crick on Vimeo.

From Kindra’s article

During the fall of 2015, I was paired with Dr. John Harkness as part of a collaboration through the Portland-based non-profit NW Noggin due to our shared interest in the molecular mechanism of memory. NW Noggin is a neuroscience outreach group that seeks to spark a lifelong interest in science and art. Founded by neuroscience educator Dr. Bill Griesar and Portland-based artist Jeff Leake, NW Noggin regularly brings together students, scientists, educators, and artists to enthuse and inform the public about neuroscience and art. At the time, Dr. Harkness had just begun a postdoc fellowship in Dr. Barbara Sorg’s lab at Washington State University, investigating the role of perineuronal nets in cocaine-relapse behavior and memory.

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