Building on her recent research into plant signalling and adaptive behaviours, performance artist Cat Jones will work alongside leading neuroscientists concerned with brain plasticity, perception, the remapping of synapses and cortical reorganisation. The partners seek to expand non-pharmacological techniques for the management of chronic pain and are especially interested in testing how creatively-derived augmented reality might be used as a therapeutic tool for core body pain. Alongside this, Jones will research the evaluation, ethics and risks associated with using such tools and techniques in performative contexts.
Hosted by the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Cat’s residency will also extend to the Body in Mind team at the University of South Australia.
Cat’s Synapse research observations can be seen here.