French artist Claude Monet painted with oils when creating his art. Fellow Frenchman Auguste Rodin preferred to work in bronze. But a professor at the University of Paris-Sud fancies something a little more high-tech: data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr. Denis Ducreux, who is also Head of the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Department at Bicêtre Hospital, has been examining the limbic system of the brain using MRI which can produce loads of data about the tissues it images. With GE Healthcare’s 3T SIGNA Architect MRI, combined with the software he developed himself, Ducreux creates incredibly artistic images of limbic bundles, part of the region of the brain that deals with emotions, long-term memory, and our sense of smell.

Check out this beautiful video of a whole brain using the new technique.