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Art and Brain: How Imagery Makes Us Human Conference

An interdisciplinary discussion between archaeologists, neurophysiologists and artists to develop current understandings and interpretations of non-verbal communication in prehistory.
When Dec 07, 2015 09:00 AM to
Dec 08, 2015 02:00 PM
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Attendees Booking required by 25th November
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The aim of this conference is to encourage an interdisciplinary discussion between archaeologists, neurophysiologists and artists to develop current understandings and interpretations of non-verbal communication in prehistory.  An important component of being human is how we see, including how the brain organises these perceptions and how this is coordinated with the rest of the body. Great advances in research regarding the cognition of vision have been achieved in recent years; we now know that particular visual stimuli relate to specific parts of the brain. These advances have created a platform for a new understanding of prehistoric visual imagery in Africa and Europe tens of thousands of years ago; since, as anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) we share the same neurophysiological capacities as our ancestors. Sessions will include the use of colour, line and, embodiment and fragmentation.

Organised by Liliana Janik, Sarah Evans, Simon Kaner, Emma Weisblatt with the support of:

  • The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
  • Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Arts and Cultures

 

Booking:

http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=1072

Deadline for booking is 25th November and spaces are limited

Fees:

Includes coffess, lunches and conference dinner £80.00 / £60.00 for students


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