India is working with PhD student Lebina to communicate her brain imaging research through constructed textiles.
Lebina is working on mapping the axonal diameters of neurons in the white matter of live human brains using MRI scanners. Her research has a clear clinical aim, hoping to one day be able to use this technology to diagnose nervous system diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis.
India will be focusing her piece on one of the most well-recognised structures in the brain- the corpus callosum, which is a wide, flat bundle of neural fibres which connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The corpus callosum is often investigated in brain imaging studies due to it’s highly ordered structure.
India will be creating a 3 dimensional textile structure to illustrate how the advanced imaging techniques works and the physical meaning of Lebina’s research.