Lectures

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The study of the visual brain

Semir Zeki

Research Front Lecture in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 - 13 December


The visual motion centre of the brain

Semir Zeki

Max Wertheimer Lecture in Psychology at the Institut für Psychologie, Frankfurt, Germany - 12 December


Catch 22: Human activity and brain organisation

Semir Zeki

Marchwood Lecture at the University of Southampton - 30 November


Vision and neuro-ophthamology

Semir Zeki

MSc in Neuroscience in the FIL Seminar Room - 24 November


Retinotopic organization of the visual system; Processing of Colour

Semir Zeki

Third Annual Course in Neuroanatomy, Neurofunction and Neuroimaging, University of Munich, Munich, Germany - 18 November


Artistic creativity and brain organisation

Semir Zeki

Lunch Hour Lecture in the Darwin Lecture Theatre - 14 November


Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Simon Stevin Lecture at Delft University - the highlight of their annual Technology Day, Delft, The Netherlands - 11 November


Integrating motion and colour within the visual brain: an fMRI approach to the binding problem (poster)

Richard Perry

Society for Neuroscience 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA - 06 November


Arts and the Mind

Semir Zeki

The Power of the Arts Forum, Taplow - 26 October


Psychophysical evidence for functional specialization in vision at the level of perception and consciousness

Konstantinos Moutoussis

6th World Hellenic Biomedical Congress, Athens, Greece - 13 October


Inner vision: art and the brain

Semir Zeki

International Visual Literacy Association Conference, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA - 12 October


Representations, knowledge and the brain

Semir Zeki

'La Sapienza', A Symposium in honour of Ricardo Miledi, Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy - 28 September


Action and consciousness

Semir Zeki

The Acting Brain Workshop, Trieste, Italy - 22 September


The visual brain as a knowledge-acquiring system

Semir Zeki

ICPR '2000, Barcelona, Spain - 06 September


The artistry of the brain

Semir Zeki

The Slade School of Art, UCL - 21 August


The Visual Brain and Consciousness

Semir Zeki

Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower St - 07 July


The Dis-unity of Consciousness

Semir Zeki

ASSC4, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium - 01 July


Whereabouts in the brain are colour and motion combined into a unified percept?: an fMRI approach.

Richard Perry

Forum of European Neuroscience, Brighton, UK - 24 June


An investigation of the location and of the timing in face processing

Ludovico Dell'Acqua-Bellavitis

Forum of European Neuroscience, Brighton, UK - 24 June


The Function of the Visual Brain

Semir Zeki

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientific Meetings 2000, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - 08 May


The Neurology of the Platonic Ideal and the Kantian 'thing-in-itself'

Semir Zeki

Representation Symposium, Munich, Germany - 27 April


Inner Vision: an exploration of art and the brain

Semir Zeki

Edinburgh International Science Festival - 08 April


The Knowledge Acquiring System of the Brain.

Semir Zeki.

National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki-shi, Japan. - 08 March


Splendours and Miseries of the Brain

Semir Zeki

Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain - 22 February


Science and Society.

Semir Zeki.

Department of Anatomy, University College London. - 10 February


Vision, Consciousness and the Brain.

Semir Zeki.

Hörsaal des Institutes fur Pathologische Anatomie, Universitätsklinikum, Graz, Austria. - 07 February


The Arts and the Brain.

Semir Zeki.

2000 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. - 31 January


A rose by any other name? Reflections on the real.

Semir Zeki.

2000 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. - 31 January


Delights of the Mind.

Semir Zeki.

2000 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. - 30 January


Watching the Brain at Work.

Semir Zeki.

2000 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. - 29 January


Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki.

Joint Meeting Swiss Society for Neuroscience, Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine & Chronobiology, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland - 14 January


The Acquisition of Knowledge by the Brain.

Semir Zeki.

The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA. - 06 January


Latest news - lectures

  • Future engagement: 9-12 July 2018
    Lecture: The Neurobiology of Beauty at the Franklin-Wilkins Building, King's College London as part of the XII International Symposium of Functional Neuroreceptor Mapping of the Living Brain
  • Future engagement: 15-16 November 2018
    Lecture: The Neurobiology of Beauty as part of the Fresco Conference on Synaptic Plasticity, Florence, Italy
  • Future engagement: 7 December 2018
    Lecture: The Neurobiology of Aesthetic Experiences and Judgement at the Salpetriere Hospital, Paris for the French Society of Neurology
  • Future engagement: 8-14 April 2019
    Semir Zeki will give a public lecture at the National Geographic Science Festival in Rome (April 8-14, 2019). The Festival will coincide with the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci and the 50th anniversary of landing on the moon. Exact title, date and venue to be announced.

Latest news - publications

  • Recently appeared: The Rough Seas of Cortical Cartography by Semir Zeki is now available in Trends in Neurosciences
  • Recently appeared: The Bayesian-Laplacian Brain Semir Zeki, Oliver Y. Chèn bioRXiv
  • Recently appeared: Imaging the passionate stage of romantic love by dopamine dynamics by Kayo Takahashi, Kei Mizuno, Akihiro T Sasaki, Yasuhiro Wada, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Kanakao Tajima, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Kyosuke Watanabe, Semir Zeki and Yasuyoshi Watanabe is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: A special issue of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, edited by Semir Zeki, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of this, the first peer-reviewed journal, is now online. It is entitled "Cerebral Cartography: a vision of its future" and contains, among other articles, ones giving detailed descriptions of the American, European and Japanese brain initiative programmes.
  • Now available: Semir Zeki's first book, A Vision of the Brain, can be downloaded here.
  • Now available: Splendors and Miseries of the Brain is now available in Greek and Polish (also available in Spanish, Italian and German).
  • Now available: Inner Vision by Semir Zeki.