CARMEN Neuroscience

To understand the brain, we need to know how it uses information. To measure specific brain activity, scientists devise unique methods that aren’t necessarily compatible with each other. This means that around the world, useful data are generated in different formats, making it hard to collaborate on projects across continents. CARMEN Neuroscience Platform solves this with a secure cloud repository, using standardised metadata, and format conversion.

I created aural and visual metaphors for measuring the brain in action. In one shot the mind is wrapped like paper, showing a relief map of activity. In another image, we tune-in to a neurone like it’s a radio station.

Initial work was done in Blender, with render passes and virtual cameras exported to After Effects for compositing. Here, Plexus was used to add neuronal network detail to the shots. Element 3D was used to bring the 2D website into this CGI world.

I produced an original music track in FL Studio by slicing up orchestral sample libraries to create a concert music sound of staccato woodwind and strings, a nod to the abundant brain activity stored by CARMEN.

Featured on Behance’s Motion Graphics Served.