Friday, March 02, 2007

Understandable Neuroscience--Art and Brain

Linking two of the last three posts, satisfying people who are interested in neuroscience:

The New York Academy of Sciences hosted a conference with the title "From Mirror Neurons to the Mona Lisa [who, by the way, the French call 'La Joconde']".
Interestingly, they put audiovisual recordings of the presentations online:
Thus, for example Margaret Livingstone, an important researcher in the visual domain who has worked together with 1981 Nobel laureate David Hubel, gave a lecture entitled what art can tell us about the brain (directly to the presentation), artist Deborah Sperber, doing something like 3D Op-Art, presented her work, and entertaining Vilayanur S. Ramachandran out of San Diego, talked about Synesthesia and the Universal Principles of Art (directly to the audioslides).

2 comments:

niemand said...

wer ist den der typ auf dem kleinen foto, gruselig...

Jerry Blossom said...

hehe.
VS Ramachandran. Kurz: cooler Typ und Mischung aus Forscher und Kuenstler, der z.Bsp. mit Spiegeln Phantomschmerzen verschwinden laesst.