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Barnsley's Brains is a dynamic arts & neuroscience engagement and exhibition project being developed in partnership with Barnsley Museums' The Cooper Gallery and local community groups. R+D is kindly supported by an ACE Lottery Project Grant + Barnsleys Museums. Read More

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Dr Ross Paterson takes a skin sample from Charlie's arm. Her skin cells will be grown and gradually transformed into functioning braincells 'in a dish' as part of Professor Wray's dementia research video still : Fergus Walsh / BBC / CreatedOutofMind/Wellcome Read More

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Dr Lovejoy dividing Charlie's skin sample to grow cell cultures for dementia research in the Wraylab at UCL. Video still from Charile Murphy's 'skin to mind' video series Read More

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'fibroblast' and 'epithelial' (skin) cells being grown 'in a dish', for dementia research in the Wraylab at UCL. photo: Dr Christopher Lovejoy Read More

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One of Charlie's creative responses to the microscopic imagery she's observed in the Wraylab at UCL, this artwork is made from a selection of borosilicate glass fragments & liquids, Image from her 'in vitro' projection series. Read More

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Dr Lovejoy freezing the team's donated fibroblast (skin) cells for dementia research in the Wraylab at UCL. Still from Charlie Murphy's 'skin to mind' video series Read More

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Professor Selina Wray's 'neuronal rosettes' cultured in her Wraylab at UCL are seen here growing in a 2D culture dish. They have been stained to reveal different proteins for her dementia research. photo : Professor Selina Wray/UCL Read More

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Charlie Murphy + Robin Bussell's 'spontaneous synapse' installation has been created in response to observing brain cells grown in the lab. This installation has been created with upcycled, reformed burettes, robotic lasers, retort stands & clamps. Seen here as presented at The Lowry in 2019. Read More

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Participants performing some of the key cellular principles of Professor Wray's dementia research at Murphy & Wray's Neuronal Disco at Southbank's B(old) Festival, (London) 2018. photo:David Sanderson/ Wellcome Read More

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This microscopic Image shows Philip Ball’s neurons extending their axons in a 2D culture dish as part of Professor Wray's dementia research. Phil's participation in the Brains project inspired his book 'How to Grow a Human' published by Harper Collins (2019). photo: Dr Christopher Lovejoy. Read More

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Students from Kingston School of Art respond to Charlie's Brainscan headdress which visualises brain activities through light and colour...check out Murphy + Bussell's award winning new EEG brain interface headdress... Read More

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This UV reactive glass sculpture 'in search of self' (2019) is illuminated by robotic lights. This is one of a series of artworks which respond to imagery of cells coloured by fluorescent dyes to reveal different proteins and structures. Read More

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'in vitro' 2020 is one of Charlie's creative responses to the microscopic imagery she's observed in the Wraylab at UCL. This artwork is made from a selection of borosilicate glass fragments & liquids, Image from her film 'Growing the stuff of Thought' 2021 Read More