Friday, 1 July 2011

The universe in a brain cell!

Every now and again I come across non-crafty things that I really have to share and this is one of those:
Taken from the New York Times
These picture on the left is an image of mouse brain cells and The image on the right is a simulation of the universe. A mouse neuron is only a few thousandths of a millimeter wide whereas the universe is billions of light-years wide, but the similarity of the pattern is striking and awe inspiring.

I find something very appealing in the idea that many different natural phenomena are built with the same structure but on vastly different scales - maybe its a feeling that there is some sort of order in apparent chaos.

On a more arty note, the structure of brain cells can have a real beauty (see the fab jewellery made by Morphologica on Etsy - keep hinting at hubby to buy me some) and I keep thinking about making some sort of artwork on this theme. Hmmm will have to put my mind to it and have a go.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you, pictures like this inspire great awe with nature love that you came across this and have shared it with us. XOXO Zoe


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