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Colour and the chronoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex

Semir Zeki

Institut für Neurobiochemie, Otto-von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg, Germany - 06 December


The colour system of the brain

Semir Zeki

The W S Stiles Memorial Lecture, UCL, Lecture Theatre 2, Cruciform Building - 29 October


The art of the brain

Semir Zeki

Brain and Society: Health, Education, Art and Technology - Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Athens, Greece - 19 October


The art of the brain

Semir Zeki

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands - 09 October


Variability of the brain

Semir Zeki

Lecture in honour of Prof Michel Fougereau, Immunology Centre de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France - 21 September


The art of the brain

Semir Zeki

Symposium "Kunst als Wissenschaft" at the Gemäldegalerie, State Museums of Berlin, Berlin, Germany - 16 September


Concepts in Art

Semir Zeki

The Slade School of Art - 13 August


The Power of the Unfinished in Art

Semir Zeki

El Escorial - Summer Conference, El Escorial (near Madrid), Spain - 07 August


Central Nervous System (Brain Research) and Chromatic Vision

Semir Zeki

XIII Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology hosted by Turkish Ophthalmology Society, Istanbul, Turkey - 03 June


The creation of the visual image by the brain

Semir Zeki

The Naji Sahyou Memorial Lecture, XXXVIth Middle East Medical Assembly, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon - 11 May


The neurological power of the unfinished in art

Semir Zeki

The Medical Society of London - Mansell Bequest Symposium - 30 April


Colour and the cortex

Semir Zeki

Opening Lecture: 13th IPSEN Ophthalmologic Seminary, Royaumont Abbey, France - 21 March


Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Centre Médical Universitaire - University of Geneva - Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland - 12 March


A theory of micro-consciousnesses

Semir Zeki

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience weekly seminar at Seminar Room, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square - 05 March


V2 of Primate Visual Cortex: an area in search of a function?

Stewart Shipp

Anatomy Dept Neuroscience Seminars: Anatomy Seminar Room - 28 February


Art and the brain

Semir Zeki

Oxford Art Society - 26 February


The organisation of the human visual brain

Semir Zeki

Symposium on the Neuropsychiatry of Vision, British Neuropsychiatric Association , the Institute of Child Health - 15 February


The imperatives of the brain

Semir Zeki

Charter Nightingale Annual Lecture - Florence Nightingale Hospitals - 13 February


The Platonic Ideal in neurology and in art

Semir Zeki

Exploring Science and Society Lecture, Room B15, Anatomy Building, UCL - 08 February


Untitled

Semir Zeki

RESCEN - Exploring Science and Society, Centre for research into creation in the performing arts, Middlesex University - 08 February


The Platonic Ideal in neurology and in art

Semir Zeki

145, Dwindelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, USA - 16 January


Latest news - lectures

  • Announcing the first undergraduate course in Neuroesthetics at UCL (starting 2 October 2017)
  • Future engagement: 7 September 2017 Opening lecture: Aesthetic Experiences and their Uses at 13:00 at a conference entitled The Power of Motifs at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • Future engagement: 13 September 2017 A lecture on The Neurobiology of Beauty at 16:20 at the Monakow Lecture Hall, Clinic for Neurology, University of Zurich (part of the Scientific Symposium for the 25th anniversary of the Koetser Foundation)
  • Future engagement: 30 September - 2 October 2017 A lecture on The Experience of Mathematical Beauty at the Altius Society, Oxford
  • Future engagement: 10 October 2017 A lecture on The Neurobiology of Beauty and Its Implications at 13:00 at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge (Garden Room, Library Building, St Edmund's College, Cambridge CB3 0BN)
  • Future engagement: 23 November 2017 A lecture on The Neurobiology of Beauty and Its Implications 18:00-19:30 at the University Centre Somerset, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AX
  • Future engagement: 15 February 2018 Cognition Lecture at the T S Srinivasan NIMHANS Conclave
  • Future engagement: 17 February 2018 The Ramon y Cajal Award lecture of INA, Bengaluru, India
  • Future engagement: 18 February 2018 The T S Srinivasan Oration, Chennai, India

Latest news - publications

  • Recently appeared: The Bayesian-Laplacian Brain Semir Zeki, Oliver Y. Chén 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.
  • Recently appeared: A massively asynchronous, parallel brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  • Recently appeared: Area V5 - a microcosm of the visual brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Parallel processing of face and house stimuli by V1 and specialized visual areas: a magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study by Yoshihito Shigihara and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: A neurobiological enquiry into the origins of our experience of the sublime and beautiful by Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Neurobiology and the Humanities by Semir Zeki is now available in Neuron
  • Recently appeared: Non-binding relationship between visual features by Dragan Rangelov and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Parallel processing in the brain's visual form system: An fMRI study by Yoshihito Shigihara and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Masking reveals parallel form systems in the visual brain by Yu Tung Lo and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: The role of parietal cortex in the formation of colour and motion based concepts by Samuel W. Cheadle and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: Semir Zeki's first book, A Vision of the Brain, can be downloaded here.
  • Now available: Perceptual asynchrony for motion by Yu Tung Lo and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Varieties of perceptual instability and their neural correlates by Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki in Neuroimage.
  • Now available: The experience of mathematical beauty and its neural correlates by Semir Zeki, John Romaya, Dionigi Benincasa and Sir Michael Atiyah in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: The "Visual Shock" of Francis Bacon: an essay in neuroesthetics by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Clive Bell's "Significant Form" and the neurobiology of aesthetics by Semir Zeki is now available under open access in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: The brain's specialized systems for aesthetic and perceptual judgments by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu is now available under open access in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Parallelism in the brain's visual form system by Semir Zeki and Yoshihito Shigihara is now available in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Splendors and Miseries of the Brain is now available in Greek and Polish (also available in Spanish, Italian and German).