Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scientific Art

It used to be that the science of psychology was not a science at all. When I received my undergraduate degree in psychology, it was a Bachelor's of Art. Admittedly, there are a few parts of psychology that are an art still. But, most of this world has learned how to study the brain and human behavior scientifically.

I have to say, though, that I love when art and science come together. I love when the rigour and concrete findings of scientific minds meld with the shades of gray and bright and dull colors within the world of art. The science is the clean, hard lines; the art is the softness that rounds it up. They balance each other out.

I was thinking about this idea today when I remembered a video I had seen maybe two or three years ago about a woman who had a concrete, explainable experience that resulted in a little chaotic, almost artistic outcome. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who suffered a stroke; her story is amazing. And the way she tells it brings tears to my eyes every single time (and some laughter, too..she's funny!).  I invite you to share in a little scientific art today.






May you find the same peace out of your choas today. Until next time...


Be well,
~M

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