Lectures

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Ambiguity in art and the brain

Semir Zeki

Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria - 18 December


Art, emotion and the brain

Semir Zeki

l'hôtel Libertel Claret/Mercure Cité Mondiale, Bordeaux, France - 06 December


Why is art therapeutic?

Semir Zeki

Symposium for Creative Therapy after TBI, Rehabilitationcenter, Vienna, Austria - 22 November


Splendeurs et misères des concepts cérébraux

Semir Zeki

Société Quebécoises pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada - 14 November


The Neurology of Ambiguity

Semir Zeki

History of Medicine Lecture, The University of Manchester, Manchester - 30 October


Mondriaan and the mathematics of the brain

Semir Zeki

Mondriaanhuis, Amerfoord, The Netherlands - 25 October


The neurology of ambiguity

Semir Zeki

James Bull Lecture for the British Society of Neuroradiologists Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 11 October


L'imagerie des sentiments

Semir Zeki

Premières interfaces GSK en neurosciences, Manoir de Gressy, 2 rue Saint Denis, 77410 Gressy, France - 19 September


The neurology of ambiguity

Semir Zeki

ETH Zurich Interdisciplinary Conference, Cortona, Italy - 07 September


Ambiguity in art and in the brain

Semir Zeki

The Slade School of Art, University College London - 23 July


Visual consciousnesses

Semir Zeki

Gordon Conference, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, USA - 06 July


The integration of colour and motion by the human lateral occipital cortex

Matt Self

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Conference, Marriot Marquis Hotel, New York, USA - 21 June


The integration of colour and motion by the human brain

Matt Self

University College London, Room 106, 1st Floor, Anatomy Department - 11 June


Creativity and the brain

Semir Zeki

4th AssoComunicazione Conference, Grand Hotel, Rimini, Italy - 05 June


A theory of microconsciousnesses

Semir Zeki

IRCAM (National Research Centre for Music and Acoustics), 1 place Igor-Stravinsky, Paris, France - 25 April


Abstraction in art and in the brain

Semir Zeki

Synaesthesia and Aura at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany - 12 April


The Neurology of Art

Semir Zeki

Geneva/Lausanne Universities, Geneva, Switzerland - 28 March


Neural concept formation and art: Dante, Michelangelo, Wagner

Semir Zeki

Frontiers of Science and Thought Conference, Barcelona, Spain - 25 March


Debate: "Extreme Vision"

Semir Zeki

Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge - 19 March


Inner Vision - Wie Kunst im Kopf entsteht

Semir Zeki

Kunstgewerbemuseum (The Museum of Applied Art), Berlin, Germany - 08 March


The Neurology of Harmony: art, architecture, music

various

Insitute of Neuroesthetics 2nd Annual Meeting, Berkeley, Cal., USA - 11 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.