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Ambiguity in Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

"Images of the Mind: Neurosciences, Art, Philosophy", University of Milan, Milan, Italy - 09 December


The Neurology of Love, Beauty and Creativity

Semir Zeki

Science and Society Lecture, University College London - 02 December


Neurologie et Neuro-imagerie de l'Amour et de la Beauté (intervention en français)

Semir Zeki

Domaine des Fontaines à, Chantilly, France - 27 November


Ambiguity in Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

"Story/Metaphor/Vision" Conference, Stanford University, Stanford USA - 10 November


Ambiguity in art and the brain

Semir Zeki

Neuroday 2004 (Plenary lecture), Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark - 05 November


Salvador Dali and the Neurology of Ambiguity

Semir Zeki

International Meeting to celebrate the centenary of Dali's birth. , "Dali: new frontiers of science, art and thought", Theater "El Jardin", Figueres, Spain - 03 November


The Inner Vision: Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Science Festival, Aula Polivalente, Basilica San Salvatore - Facolta di Architettura, Genoa, Italy - 30 October


The Organisation of the Visual Brain

Semir Zeki

National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon, India - 26 October


The Theory of Microconsciousnesses

Semir Zeki

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Lecture Theatre, New Dehli, India - 25 October


Color constancy in the human V4 complex

Matthew Self

Society for Neurosciences, San Diego, Cal., USA - 25 October


Visual-Auditory Asynchrony Detection in the Right Frontal Operculum (Poster)

Richard Lewis

Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2004, San Diego, Cal., USA - 25 October


Compression of Space through Motion Interaction (Poster)

Barrie Roulston

Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2004, San Diego, Cal., USA - 24 October


Ambiguity in Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Keynote Address of the symposium on "Image, Imagery and Imagination", All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Dehli, India - 23 October


Creativity and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Nuovo e utile - International Seminar on Creativity organised by Regione Toscana, Florence, Italy - 28 September


The Theory of Micro-Consciousnesses

Semir Zeki

"Olympics of the Brain", Thessaloniki, Greece - 18 September


The General Principles of Organisation of the Visual Brain

Semir Zeki

"Akademiesymposium" of the University of Würzburg, Mainz, Germany - 02 July


The Theory of Microconsciousnesses

Semir Zeki

The Open University Psychology Society, Nottingham University, Nottingham - 26 June


Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Arts and Health Conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland - 24 June


The Theory of Microconsciousnesses

Semir Zeki

Festival of Consciousness, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London - 08 June


Knowledge, art and the brain - La conoscenza, l'arte ed il cervello

Semir Zeki

Accademia delle Belle Arti, Reggio Calabria, Italy - 01 June


Ambiguità - nell'arte e nel cervello

Semir Zeki

Accademia delle Belle Arti, Reggio Calabria, Italy - 31 May


The Theory of Micro-Consciousnesses

Semir Zeki

International Colloquium, on, Conceptual Structures and Categorial Perception., The Emergence of Order in Human Cognition, University of Rome, Rome, Italy - 29 May


Ambiguity in Art and the Brain

Semir Zeki

Dublin University Society for Brain Research, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 04 May


The Integration of Colour and Motion by the Human Visual Brain

Matt Self

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 29 April


The Art of the Visual Brain

Semir Zeki

108th Meeting of the Japanese Ophtalmological Society, Tokyo, Japan - 18 April


The Theory of Micro-Consciousnesses

Semir Zeki

Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan - 15 April


The Art of the Visual Brain

Semir Zeki

108th Annual Japanese Ophthalmological Society Meeting, Tokyo, Japan - 07 April


The Splendours and Miseries of the Brain

Semir Zeki

The Tizard Lecture, Westminster School, London - 15 March


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.