Opus sanctorium Angelorum has been the subject of multiple studies by several academic institutions, including the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.
It is also known as the “Angel” brush, and has a long history of research into the inner workings of the brain.
According to the journal Science, its creator, Dr. David Berenson, developed the brush during a medical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
“It was really interesting to me to find out how the brain operates,” he told Science magazine.
The brush was also a major focus of research by Dr. Martin J. Blaser at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dr. Jeffrey C. S. Nisbett at the Department of Psychology at Emory University.
The two scientists have conducted extensive experiments to examine how the inner ear and the brain work together to create sound, emotion, and consciousness.
In an article published in the journal Current Biology, they found that the Angelus brush, as well as a variety of other brushes, creates a kind of “brainwave” that mimics the brainwaves of humans.
The researchers say they were able to replicate the brainwave patterns by recording the electrical signals emitted by the brain and comparing them to recordings from a variety and types of electrical stimulation.
The brainwave pattern of a brush, in this case, would be recorded in the brainstem of the Angel, the researchers said.
“We have discovered that there is a direct correlation between the brain waves of an Angel and the electrical activity of the scalp,” they wrote.
“The brainwaves that we observed are the same as those of a person who is having a seizure and is not aware of it.”
Dr. Nissbett said the researchers found that these electrical impulses “are produced by a brain region known as primary visual cortex,” which has been identified as a brain area in the hippocampus, a region involved in memory and spatial learning.
“Our findings suggest that the inner-ear brain activity we observed might be responsible for creating sound,” he said in a statement.
The Angelus brushes are available in the artist’s brush shop, and the scientists said they were impressed with the brushes.
“I have been using the Angel for the past year, and it has been my favorite,” Dr. Blasher told Science.
“This brush is well made, has a smooth feel, and is the perfect companion to my oil paints and watercolors.”