Ariel Garten was born on September 24, 1979 in Toronto. She is a Canadian artist, scientist and intellectual. She was an avant garde clothing designer with a store called Flavour Hall (now closed) in Toronto, Canada. She is deemed to have made a "significant contribution to the field" for her work in integrating art and science. She is pursuing cutting edge art and performances in other media, including dance, music, percussion, and cutting-edge instruments (such as hydraulophone, quintephone, and other). She creates work that explores the intersection of art and neuroscience.
Garten lectures about interdisciplinary neuroscience topics, such as "The Neuroscience of Morals" (on TVO's Big Ideas televised lecture series), The Neuroscience of Molecular Gastronomy" and others, as well as psychotherapy and mental health. Garten is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of InteraXon, a Canadian company specializing in software for Non-invasive Brain-computer interfaces. Garten is also a psychotherapist trained in Neuro-linguistic programming.