‘Stitch Your Brain’ is a long-term study into the intelligence of the hand by artist and former medical doctor Monika Auch. It encapsulates an empirical study on the importance of creating with your hands in our digital age and the effects of slow creation on neurocognitive learning and health. The numerous images of stitched brains created by participants illustrate the influence of image-making on body identity and brain awareness – a tactile, textile multitude of self-portraits. Auch provides insights into the relationship between creativity, stress management, age, well-being, and skill learning. Experts in various fields comment on the research and place it in a broader context.