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Varvara & Mar with Dr Mario de la Fuente

Neuroscientist Mario de la Fuente Revenga researches why mice will overcome their strong revulsion for alcohol in order to ‘enjoy’ the effects of intoxication. Varvara & Mar’s 360° video places you in the mouse’s experimental environment. The mice always have access to water, but are sometimes also provided with alcohol to self-administer. Can you tell the difference between sober and inebriated mice?

Supported by Ingràvid, festival of contemporary culture from Empordà, Arts Santa Mònica, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

About the contributor(s) 

Varvara & Mar is an artist duo formed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet in 2009. Often the duo’s work is inspired by the digital age. In their practice they confront social changes and impact of technological era. 

Mario de la Fuente Revenga is a neuroscientist from Virginia Commonwealth University.