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.

Sunday, 20 October 2002

10.00 | flash video
Jean-Pierre Changeux
(Collège de France; Institut Pasteur, Paris)
A neurocognitive and evolutionary approach to art - the example of visual arts

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10.50 | flash video
David Melcher & Francesca Bacci
(Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy)
The “monument of an instant”: The portrayal of central and peripheral vision in the work of the Italian “Impressionist” sculptor Medardo Rosso

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11.40 | flash video
Zoltán Vidnyánszky
Scientific Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA TKI), Neurobiological Research Group
Attention! Active Vision

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12.30 - 14.30
Lunch break

14.30 - 15.30
Concluding discussion of the first day

15.30 | flash video
Melvyn A. Goodale
(Canada Research Professor in Visual Neuroscience; University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada)
Seeing and doing: Why vision is more than perception

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16.20 | flash video
Jaroslav Andel
(Independent Curator, New York, USA)
Jan Evangelista Purkinje and the Emergence of Neuroscience, Modern Art, and New Media

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17.00 - 17.10
Coffee break

17.10 | flash video
Ilona Kovács
(BME: Budapest Technical University, Budapest / Rutgers University, NJ, USA)
Capturing Time: From E. J. Marey to Modern Neuroscience

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18.00 | flash video
Concluding discussion



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