As an artist-in-residence at the LeDoux Laboratory at the Center for Neural Science at New York University since 2005, Nene Humphrey’s interdisciplinary practice probes into the formation and storage of memories associated with emotional events such as death and grief. At Lesley Heller Gallery, the artist uses as underpinning the 19th century grieving ritual of braiding the hair of departed loved into intricate amulets, rings or brooches. In Humphrey’s interpretation, wire replaces hair and mutates into long twisted strands which she incorporates into performance pieces, sculpture, video and exquisite charcoal drawings. “Transmissions” is a hauntingly beautiful exploration into the brain’s ability to process memory and emotion through the corporeal. At Lesley Heller through February 18.