08 May 2006

Art and the New Biology of the Mind

Columbia's recent "Art and the New Biology of the Mind" forum offered different perspectives on the relationships between science and the arts and with the process of visual perception. Many of the world's leading scientists addressed how new scientific discoveries offer extraordinary possibilities to re-examine human creativity, and give a clearer understanding of the ways in which we respond to the arts.

Opening Remarks

David Freedberg
Director, the Italian Academy, and Professor of Art History, Columbia University
Real Video (3:39)

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University
Real Video (17:48)


Emotion and Consciousness

Antonio Damasio
David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of The Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California
Real Video (24:52)

Raymond Dolan
Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Head of Department, Institute of Neurology, University College, London
Real Video (26:33)

Vittorio Gallese
Associate Professor of Human Physiology, Università degli studi di Parma
Real Video (21:19)

Joseph LeDoux
Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, New York University
Real Video (25:07)


Vision and Aesthetics

Margaret Livingstone
Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Real Video (28:01)

V. S. Ramachandran
Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, and Professor, University of California, San Diego; Adjunct Professor of Biology, the Salk Institute
Real Video (24:27)

Semir Zeki
Professor of Neurobiology, University College, London
Real Video (33:49)

via Columbia University

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