« The Brain is Wider Than the Sky”

Abstract: "The Brain is Wider Than the Sky” As a diagnostic tool for making the body transparent, fMRI scans are a significant resource in detecting physical maladies. Recent discussions regarding its picturing potential has turned toward using such neuro-imaging for assessing behavioral attributes. While the fMRI is an invaluable tool for science and medicine, its objectivity falls short of denoting and predicting emotional/cognitive spheres driving human behavior. Other tools of evidence regarding this realm of the subjective can be analyzed through language, art or the imagination. This paper compares ways in which the brain is accessed by technological intervention and its neurologically embedded aptitude for metaphor and generating aesthetic artifacts. Each form of representation is neurologically based, but differs significantly in their respective communicative, data and stylistic capabilities.