Latest news - lectures

  • Future engagement: 27 April 2018
    Dialogue: The view from the Inside. The emotional abilities of the human brain. Semir Zeki will be in discussion with French artist Laurent Grasso at the Carlo Scarpa hall at the MAXXI: Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome.
  • Future engagement: 6 May 2018
    A lecture on The Science of Beauty at 19:00 at the Salone del Podesta in the Palazzo Re Enzo as part of the Festival della Scienza Medica, Bologna.
  • Future engagement: 11-13 May 2018
    Four lectures; (1) The Organisation of the Visual Pathways, (2) The Construction of Colour, (3) The Objectivity of Subjective Experience: From Colour to Beauty and (4) The Disunity of Consciousness at the Novotel Kolkata, India as part of the Fine Weekend Neurology Course.
  • Future engagement: 30 May 2018
    Lecture: The Contribution of Neuroesthetics to Philosophies of Aesthetics at the Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
  • 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

Latest news - publications

  • Recently appeared: REVIEW: Multiple asynchronous stimulus- and task-dependent hierarchies (STDH) within the visual brain's parallel processing systems by Semir Zeki is now available in The European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: The Constancy of Colored After-Images by Semir Zeki, Samuel Cheadle, Joshua Pepper and Dimitris Mylonas is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: The Bayesian-Laplacian Brain Semir Zeki, Oliver Y. Chén bioRXiv
  • Now available: 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
  • Now available: 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: A massively asynchronous, parallel brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  • Now available: Area V5 - a microcosm of the visual brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • Now available: 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
  • Now available: 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
  • Now available: Neurobiology and the Humanities by Semir Zeki is now available in Neuron
  • Now available: Non-binding relationship between visual features by Dragan Rangelov and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: Parallel processing in the brain's visual form system: An fMRI study by Yoshihito Shigihara and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: 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).

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