How do we perceive the world? It’s a question that neuroscience has sought to tackle, but which poets and artists have pursued for even longer. The Fundamentals of Neuroscience, a MOOC from Harvard University, is presenting a series of artistic ruminations on the nature of sensation called Poetry of Perception. In this short animation by Hannah Jacobs, Emily Dickinson’s classic poem “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark,” is put in motion.
The series was conceived of and produced by Nadja Oertelt, and the full series is rolling out on Vimeo over the next few weeks.