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we had our first candidate | 25.06.2015 |   Leave a comment

  • 25.06.2015
  • We had our first candidate, it was very great success as well for the laboratory of Neuroimaging of the University Hospital of Lausanne, for me to have initiated this research.
  • Our next candidates are planned for the middle of August 2015, this research will continue until 2016.
  • We can publish images concerning this research this year on WordPress.

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Neuroimaging Laboratory – University Hospital (CHUV)  Lausanne – Switzerland                                    Youri Messen-Jaschin Op art research  

association brain project | op art meets the neurosciences | research 2015 – 2016 |

 

The visual arts use optical illusions to convey an impression of spatial movement to viewers.

Inspired by his interest and musings on the manner in which the brain responds to visual stimuli, Youri Messen-Jaschin seeks a scientific, quantifiable and measurable answer to the impressions felt by observers of  Youri “Op Art” works.

By using techniques taken from cognitive psychology, Youri, in collaboration with the neuroimaging laboratory at CHUV, will study the impact and brain interactions of this art. Physiological signals such as heart rate, pupil diameter and brain activity will be measured and recorded on volunteers for this research study.

The aim is to show the impact generated by a specific image with high visual contrast on the vestibular, limbic and cognitive networks, for each individual.

The neuroimaging laboratory performs non-invasive visual imaging using magnetic resonance in order to map out and locate points of brain activity. The use of this technique in participants while viewing Op Art will make it possible to locate the effects produced on the brain during viewing. Thus, the maps generated from participants will be evaluating using known static methods in order to index the common points of activity generated by Op Art.

The image formed in the back of the eye is analyzed point by point then transmitted to the brain in the form of coded signals. This is basically the same for everyone. The visual regions of the brain are the ones that analyze these signals and convey a representation of the object perceived.

The interpretation of this object can sometimes be ambiguous. These “mistakes” in interpretation are optical illusions, which are not perceived in the same way for each of us (we do not have the same “experience” or the same images stored in memory…).

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  • Lausanne | from MIDDLE-AUGUST 2015 > 2016 |
  • Neuroimaging Laboratory – Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
  • from MIDDLE-AUGUST 2015 to 2016 | We look for CANDIDATES FOR THIS RESEARCH living in Switzerland.
  • It is to understand your reactions on my optical art.
  • I noticed on certain sensitive person, appearances of dizziness, hallucination.
  • We want to understand why on certain brain this phenomenon exists. Approximately 30 minutes to participate in the fIRM and 30 minutes to fill the questionnaire with our researchers.
  • Please get in touch through WordPress messaging for more information,
  • Any medicine will be taken during this research.

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  • Lausanne | dès MI-AOÛT 2015 > 2016 |
  • Neuroimaging Laboratory – Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
  • Nous recherchons des candidats pour cette recherche habitant la Suisse.
  • C’est de comprendre vos réactions de mon art optique. J’ai remarqué sur certaines personnes sensibles,       des apparitions de vertige, d’hallucination.
  • Nous voulons comprendre pourquoi sur certains cerveaux ce phénomène existe.
  • Environ 30 minutes pour participer dans l’IRM et 30 minutes pour remplir le questionnaire avec nos chercheurs. Veuillez prendre contact au travers de la messagerie de WordPress
  • Pour plus d’informations, aucun médicament sera pris pendant cette recherche.

 

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The scientists in this project :

  • Professor Bogdan Draganski
  • LREN Principal Investigator Assistant Professor Neurologie, CHUV

Professor Bogdan Draganski is associate physician of the Department of clinical neurosciences (DNC) at the University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV) and directs the laboratory for research in neuroimaging (LREN) in Lausanne, Switzerland. After obtaining his qualifications of Clinical Neurology in Germany, he conducted research in computational anatomy at the Institute of Neurology at the “University College of London”, United Kingdom in collaboration with Richard Frackowiak, and then at the “Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences” in Leipzig, Germany.

Currently, Professor Draganski’s projects focus on basic and clinical neurosciences with aims to identify through neuroimaging, biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases for the development of new therapeutic approaches, in particular in the field of deep brain stimulation. His research interests are multiple and extend from normal aging, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, to Tourette’s

syndrome. Professor Draganski took part in the Human Brain Project who won the competition funded by the European Union: “Future and Emerging Technologies – FET”. He is academic editor for the reviews “Movement Disorders”, “PLOS One”, “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience», and member of the Board of the Foundation of scientific search of Dystonia (United States).

  • Initiator of the research
  • Youri Messen-Jaschin

From (1958 – 1962) his artistic studies lead him to the higher national school of fine arts (student of Professor Robert Cami) and to the Practical school of the Sorbonne, division of social sciences (history of art, Professor Pierre Francastel) in Paris.

From 1962 until 1965, he went to the School of fine arts in Lausanne. He worked with the engraver and painter Ernest Pizzotti. Exhibition of Lausanne in 1964 with his kinetic glass and acrylic sculptures. He worked two years at the “Center of contemporary engraving” in Geneva. Then, he worked in Zurich, where he broadened his pictorial perspective with the painter Friederich Kuhn thru experience of the circle in the face. From 1968 until 1970, he acted at the University of Högskolan för design & Konsthantwerk in Göteborg, where he created researches of textile kinetic objects. In 1967, he met at an exhibition in Göteborgs Konsthall Jesús – Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Julio Le Parc. Speaking with these artists, he discovered to be fascinated by optical art. He decided to devote all his research to kinetic art. An extended stay in Göteborg gave him the opportunity to constantly evolve in movement and geometric shapes, integrating them in his textiles and oil paintings. His research in optical art had a significant impact in this area in Scandinavia.

In 1968, Youri received the first prize for the Swiss contemporary engraving art. The same year, he got a scholarship from the Swedish government. In the 1970s, he stayed in Hamburg where he continued to work with artists from northern Germany, collaborating with him on different monumental projects. In 1970, he created a kinetic sculpture for Gould in Eistetten, near the Black Forest in Germany.

He took up residence in Bern from 1970 to 1981. His various stays abroad allowed each time to establish a link with artists working in the same artistic movement. Architecture plays an important role in his paintings and sculptures, the search for movement Op Art (kinetic art) in architectural space is a whole, and he could talk about it with Oscar Niemeyer, Burle Marx, in Rio de Janeiro, Otake in Sao Paolo in Brazil, and Clorindo Testa in Buenos Aires. He stayed in Caracas at the end of his trip, where he staged theatre and choreography of his own works which are presented at the Ateneo of Caracas and the VIth Festival Internacional de Teatro, Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza, Asociación cultural Humboldt (Goethe-Institut) and the Alliance Française.

He participated in many international exhibitions and got awards from research in optical art in Italy. His works are in private collections, in national and international museums.

He also had the privilege to sell his unique tapestry in the style of Pop art “More Light”. He was enthusiastic about the use of color in this art style. The Contemporary Art Museum Migros in Zurich was interested in this work. This tapestry was made

In the 1970s in his workshop in Zollikofen near Bern in Switzerland. This tapestry belongs to the collection of Migros Vaud Switzerland.

After a stay of several months in New York, he returned to Switzerland where he took up residence in Bern, where he lived for eleven years. During his stay, he frequently exhibited at the Kunsthalle and other local museums.

He created for the Swiss Post, 3 stamps in optical art in 2010. Museums focus on his work: Kunsthaus Zurich, Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, Cabinet des estampes in Geneva and abroad, the Royal Museum of fine arts in Brussels. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam as well as other museums and private collectors in the United States, Japan and Europe buy his kinetic works to complete their collections.

Collaboration

  • Sigita Venclove                                                     Doktorantė/Specialistė – Vilnius
  • Professor Dr. François Disant
  • Hôpital Edouard Herriot – Lyon
  • Professor Dr. Edgar B.Zurif   
  • Neurolinguistic                                                                                      
  • Jacques-Henri Addor
  • Communication Advisor

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