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Two Worlds

We inhabit two worlds, each exquisite and sublime, each complete unto itself, but sundered from the other.  Our anxiety over the mysterious duality of it, over the intractable irreconcilability between the two, our puzzlement and, for some of us, regret, well, these are matched only by our confidence that we really are in two places, and that it must be so, that we know it with certainty.

The two worlds, of course, are, firstly: the internal world of waking, living, experiencing…

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‘On Neuroscience and the Arts’

Thank you to all who came to the Season Premiere Party last Thursday!  Despite the terrible weather it was a record turnout.  If you were there, you know that our speakers Betty Zimmerberg, Bernie Rhie, Olga Shevchenko, and John Stomberg gave incredibly engaging talks.

Don’t miss today’s Interdisciplinary Gallery Talk  at 4pm  with Joe Cruz, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Andrea Danyluk, Acting Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Computer Science; and Safa Zaki, Associate Professor of Psychology

Below is the talk…

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Landscapes of the Mind: The “brain” child of a Williams Professor

The night before Landscapes of the Mind opened to the public I dreamed that I walked into the gallery with my partner and some friends. All the works were back in boxes, and Richard, one of the preparators, was up on the ladder painting the walls. In shock, I thought of all the work that had gone into installing the show that month now lost. Waking, I had to convince myself that it was a dream. I never had the classic professor anxiety…

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Landscapes of the Mind

Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain brings together two seemingly disparate worlds – the studio and the laboratory – to foster new connections between art and the neuroscience of mind. The four artists featured here, Susan Aldworth, Jessica Rankin, Katy Schimert, and Andrew Carnie, take as their starting point images produced by modern neuroanatomical techniques that visualize the brain’s dramatic interior. While neuroscientists create images for research that are at once technically revealing and aesthetically pleasing, these…

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