One of my side projects involves providing words and visual effects for performances by the Bristol-born music group Ersatz, the brainchild of two fine musicians and very good friends of mine, Jim Cornick and Ben Johnson. To categorise the music they make is to distort it – it really has to be experienced to be understood. And I say experienced intentionally rather than heard, although to say understood is – unintentionally – already saying too […]
For the sixth special of Science Uncovered I wrote an article about the modern uses of brain mapping techniques such as Positron Emission Topography (PET). For this particular piece I had the good fortune to speak to Professor David Nutt and Dr Robin Carhart-Harris to find out how technologies such as fMRI and MEG were allowing them to look inside the human brain and reveal the neural correlates of consciousness.