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Attn.: Boston Assignment/Photo Editors, Art Editors, Healthcare Editors, Tech Editors
Media Advisory: April 3 - Photo & Interview Opportunity
Wednesday April 3, 2019 - 10 – 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Where: McGovern Reading Room, MIT, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139
BOSTON, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Award-wining sculptor Márton Váró, noted for his monumental public art, wants everyone to see all the beauty in the world – from natural wonders like sunsets to classic and contemporary art.
Unfortunately, people with a neurological condition called ‘Visual Snow Syndrome’ (VSS) can’t enjoy the world’s beauty because they see tiny dots 24/7, like a static TV screen. They see Váró’s sculpture – ‘The Brain’ – like this pixelated photo. Distorted vision, plus other symptoms, such as tinnitus, impaired night vision and migraines, make it challenging for people with VS to read, drive or enjoy a full quality of life.
Since May 2018, global researchers with the Visual Snow Initiative (VSI) have collaborated with MIT Neuroscientist Dr. Ed Boyden on VSS treatments or a cure.
On April 3, Paul Domb, Co-founder, VSI, is presenting ‘The Brain’ - an abstract, 18” x 8” marble sculpture, on behalf of Váró, to Dr. Boyden for his work with the charity. With Boyden, global researchers and other collaborators’ work, Váró and many others look forward to the day when people with VSS can enjoy the world’s beauty and lead full lives.
You don’t have to wait. You are invited to see this sculpture presentation, meet Váró, hear Boyden speak about his work with VSS researchers and learn about this debilitating condition, which often strikes young people without warning.
For more information, photos or interviews with Dr. Boyden, Márton Váró or a VSI spokesperson, please contact:
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3e6f6c5e-b510-46c9-a0e3-4546d9d8d01a