For the Knitters out There! - This Is Your Brain on Knitting
This is your brain on knitting
by Sarah McKay on April 27, 2014 in Blog
I’m super excited to share this new art-science initiative that I’ve helped get up and running here in Sydney. One of the BEST things to come out of writing this blog has been the unexpected opportunities that have come my way to spread the word about neuroscience and brain health in fun, creative ways.
So, let me introduce you to: Neural Knitworks.
Neural Knitworks is a collaborative art-(neuro)science project for mind and brain health.
Whether you’re a whiz with yarn, or just discovering the joy of craft, now you can crochet wrap, knit or knot—and find out about neuroscience.
Neurons are electrically excitable cells of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The billions of neurons in your body connect to each other in neural networks (knitworks - get it!?). They receive signals from every sense, control movement, create memories, and form the neural basis of every thought.