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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

  • 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.