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Neuroaesthetics Symposium November 22-24, 2012


Posted November 14, 2012 by Eda Aksoy

Neurons in mouse barrel cortex, © J. F. Staiger et. al. “Unique functional properties of somatostatin-expressing GABAergic neurons in mouse barrel cortex”, Nat Neurosci 15: 607-612, 2012.

A symposium on Neuroaesthetics will be held at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany from November 22nd to 24th. The symposium attempts to both initiate approaches by means of which art can access and draw inspiration from the neurosciences, and to facilitate ways for neuroscience to obtain novel means for articulating experimental results.

The symposium will center around two basic themes. On the one hand, it will discuss the meaning of “cultural neuroscience”, that is, the effects of culture on the brain structure and its function for both science and the arts. The second topic will be the notion of “sensory substitution” and “synaesthesia”.

Speakers include: Eckart Altenmüller, Olaf Breidbach, Joan Y. Chiao, Udo Dahmen, Helga Griffiths, Thomas Grunwald, Shihui Han, Arijana Kajfes, Shinobu Kitayama, Peter König, Warren Neidich, Israel Nelken, Fiona Newell, Alva Noë, Georg Northoff, Patricia Pisters, Tim Otto Roth, Reto Schölly, Shinsuke Shimojo, Julia Simner, Benjamin Staude and Peter Weiss-Blankenhorn.

A live streaming will be provided for all those who are interested, but who are unfortunately unable to visit the ZKM to nevertheless follow the lectures. The symposium will be transmitted on the 22 November, 2012, from 2 p.m. and on 23 and 24 November, 2012, from 10 a.m. Please see: http://www.kaepsele-connection.de/index.php/en/neuroaesthetik.html

Further information on the speakers and the program may be found under the following address: http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/stories/storyReader$8185


Admission price: Free entrance

Please register by email to Ms. Thieroff: thieroff@zkm.de



Lorenzstrasse 19
76135 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49-(0)721-8100-0
Website: http://www.zkm.de
Mail : thieroff@zkm.de


Eda Aksoy

Eda is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Ekavart, an arts affiliate of EKAV (Foundation for Research in Education and Culture) in Istanbul, Turkey. Based in New York as a business manager for Fine Art Auctions Miami, she is also a photographer who has exhibited in London, Istanbul and Palestine. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Art History from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the creative processes of the brain and neurological foundations of aesthetic experience.


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