This year's British Science Festival is drawing to a close on Tyneside, but the all important research goes on.
An ambitious project is taking place at the Baltic 39 art gallery in Newcastle.
One of the things that makes human beings unique is our ability to appreciate art and scientists are trying to work out why this is by examining the human brain.
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