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Even the Art Is All About the Brain at New Institute

David Gappa’s glass neuron installation, titled “Introspection,” glows above the Al G. Hill, Jr. Ellipse at Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute.

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David Gappa’s glass neuron installation Introspection was commissioned for Center for BrainHealth's Brain Performance Institute. Described as a visible interpretation of the communication between nerves, the work turns heads within the interior of the new 62,000-square-foot building, officially opened in October 2018. Made with 5,300 pounds of illuminated glass, the sculpture depicts electric impulses passing between nerve cells and includes 175 LED-illuminated glass spires and 1,050 hand-blown glass spheres.The Brain Performance Institute offers science-based programs for increasing brain performance and health in people of all ages that are affected by various conditions.


 “The institute will help young people focus in school, retrain the minds of those affected by military experiences or sports injuries, strengthen mental acuity among corporate leaders and empower each and every one of us to take charge of our own brains so that we can have healthier, stronger, more energetic brains today and in the future," said executive director Leanne Young PhD ’16.
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