We Are All Neurons

We Are All Neurons by Benjamin Volta. Photo by Damon Landry.

  • location

    Market-Frankford Elevated Train Line

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • completion date

    November 19, 2013

Mural Arts students and instructor Sarah Folger at the dedication of the We Are All Neurons train. Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

During his 2013 State of the Union speech President Obama announced his support of a new Initiative to map the human brain. Inspired by The BRAIN initiative, Volta Studio and Mural Arts LEAPs students merged art and science to discover the many connections between art, creativity and the brain. Students worked with artist Benjamin Volta to visualize their own brains as interconnected idea machines, drew hundreds of neurons, and worked together to design a colorful vinyl wrap for a subway car on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line.