Merging the Studies of Neuroscience and Art History
The button below provides a link to a PDF copy of a paper I submitted as part of my Undergraduate Art History II coursework. Combining my fascination with neural development in learning and cognition, I focused my work on discovering how Leonardo DaVinci's brain worked in such an amazing capacity. The paper outlines his life and work, then compares his likely neural structuring to current neuroscience research. Topics include the identification of structural development or abnormalities in mirror-writing, which was then used to postulate on the potential development of Leonardo's own precuneus, a key site in the Default Mode Network, as well as integrated white matter tracts.