The First Virs Graphic Novel

I worked on a science fiction graphic novel, The First VIRS. It makes cutting-edge neuroscience topics more accessible to a diverse audience through the medium of a science fiction graphic novel.
Here is a page I created for the novel. It illustrates how neuroscience research can be conducted within less-controlled settings, such as a museum setting.
Illustration, Design

Research Notes for Museum as Lab Page
Sketch exploring the spectrum of neuroscience research

The above are research and sketches I did exploring the concept of the museum used as a laboratory. The museum or similar environments can be a good average between the methodology of field neuroscience and laboratory neuroscience. The Museum as a Lab approach combines the controlled experiment approach of the laboratory with aspects of ethological observations of field neuroscience.

Melissa Jedrysiak — Chicago, IL