Self Reflected – Summative Evaluation

July 31st, 2017 | EVALUATION

Merging art and science, "Self Reflected" aims to communicate the incredible complexity of the neural signaling in our brains that makes us who we are. The artists, Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards, invented a novel technique called reflective microetching to simulate the microscopic behavior of neurons in the viewer’s brain as they observe this work of art. "Self Reflected" is currently on display in the Your Brain exhibit at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. This summative evaluation study explores museum visitors’ behavior, reactions, and learning outcomes as they interact with "Self Reflected" to determine how this unique work fits into the landscape of an interactive science museum as well as its cognitive and affective impact.



Team Members

Jayatri Das, Evaluator, The Franklin Institute
Alexa Beacham, Evaluator
Rachel Swenarton, Evaluator


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1443767
Funding Amount: $260,810

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Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | Health and medicine | Life science
Resource Type: Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits