The OHBM Brain-Art SIG Team

Brain–Art SIG promotes the exchange between Art & Science by fostering the dialogue between artists and members of the OHBM community.
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This comic book cover is hiding a few hidden treasures that relate back to the team's life and work...
The poster on the back wall is a 2017 painting by Aman Badhwar
The OHBM conference kicked off on the 23 June 2020 and runs until 3 July 2020. You can find out more here.
The bookshelves hold a lot of hidden treasures. Let's start with these three books. Each one has the name of an art collection created by Aman Badhwar.
Valentina told us she loves (and consumes) VERY spicy food. Many consider her ability to eat such spicy food her true superpower!
On Valentina's superhero outfit you can find the emblem of The University of Bologna. Before moving on to complete her masters and Phd, Valentina obtained a B.Sc. in Sciences of Behaviour and Social Relations from the University of Bologna.
Alain Dagher is a neurologist, his research focuses on addiction and gambling. We hid a pack of cards on the counter to represent gambling.
Alain Dagher's outfit has a dopamine molecule on the front. Dopamine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter that plays several important roles in the brain and body. Dopamine plays a role in how we move, what we eat, how we learn and even whether we become addicted to gambling or drugs.
Aman studies the interaction of neuronal and neurovascular damage in Alzheimer's disease.
Aman Badhwar

Valentina is a senior postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience.
Valentina Borghesani
Art Exhibition Manager

Ting Xu is a research scientist at the Child Mind Institute.
Ting Xu

Sridar is an Assistant Professor at McGill University.
Sridar Narayanan
Past Chair

Alain is a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University.
Alain Dagher
Fun Facts!
Our brain weighs 1.5 kilos! Isn't that a lot? We thought it weighed a lot less.
Have you ever wondered how and why you remember all that awesome knowledge? Join SciShow kids and learn about how your brain helps you learn, and way more!
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Learn about the brain with this fun educational music video from Kids Learning Tube. Don't forget to sing along!
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Video Credit: SciShow Kids
Video Credit: Kids Learning Tube
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