Richard Ansett

Woman with Electrode Cap #1, 2008

Ref: #3604,

30.9″x 25.48″ (on canvas 36.8″ x 28.12″)

835mm x 638mm (on canvas 935mm x 744mm)

Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl (embossed stamp & cert.) / Unframed

Prices & Editions

“Disordered brain waves require chemical therapy or, for the protection of society, eugenic prophylaxis.” (William Gordon Lennox, Harvard, 1942)

Electroencephalogram or EEG is a method of recording electrical activity of the brain. It measures the summation of voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic currents within the neurons of the brain. EEG refers to the recording of the brain’s spontaneous electrical activity to specific stimuli over a period of time recorded from multiple electrodes placed on the scalp.

Since its discovery EEG data studies have focused on intelligence, personality, psychosis and homosexuality, psychopathy, delinquency and immorality. In 2009 neuro-imaging was used in India during a murder trail. The judge during sentencing stated that an electro-encephalogram “left no doubt of experiential knowledge” which proved that the accused had to be the killer.

Neuromarketing uses EEG to record activity in specific regions of the brain to measure changes in physiological state beyond awareness to learn why consumers make the decisions we do.

This is documentation of the subject as observer.