VISION :: IMAGE AND THE BRAIN :: Scientific symposium
Schedule of
19 Oct. 2002
20 Oct. 2002
International exhibition, symposium, screening series, net.project, publications
Budapest Autumn Festival- Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest - C3
18 October – 17 November 2002

Scientific symposium, 19-20 October 2002 in the Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest

The wise man's eyes are in his head;
(Ecc. 2.14, Authorised King James version)

Symposium on the connections between the visual arts and brain research. The invited lecturers are the highest representatives of world renown of the neuronal (anatomical, physiological), behavioural (neurological, psychophysical) and theoretical (philosophical) approaches of brain research, and they are bound together by their common interest touching upon the background of the nervous system as it relates to the creative process. Alongside the scientific researchers, eminent representatives of the sphere of art and the humanities will also take part in the conference.

Saturday, 19 October 2002

Introduction to the conference on the part of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA): József Hámori, Vice-President of the Academy for the Life Sciences and Ernő Marosi, Vice-President of the Academy for the Social Sciences and the Humanities

10.30 | flash video
Richard Gregory:
(Professor Emeritus, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing College, Cambridge, UK )
Putting Illusions in Their Place

abstract :·

11.40 | flash video | flash video
Siegfried Zielinski
(Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany)
An Interface without a medium. Empedokles' Concept of Seeing and some consequences for the philosophy of nature

abstract :·

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 | flash video
Gyula Kovács
(Center for Cognitive Sciences, BME: Budapest Technical University, Budapest )
The vision of the ancestors – object and shape representation in Palaeolithic cave art

abstract :·

14.40 | flash video
Peter Weibel - Hans H. Diebner
(ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany)
A time-continuous cognitive system

abstract :·

15.40 - 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 | flash video
Balázs Gulyás
(Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Institute for Advanced Study – Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary)
Vision, visual imagery, art and brain

abstract :·

17.00 | flash video
Nicholas Wade
(Professor of Visual Psychology; Department of Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland)
Images of Vision

abstract :·

Concluding discussion



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