Talk on Neuroaesthetics in Istanbul

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Next week I’ll be speaking at the 14th Istanbul Biennial on relations between art and neuroscience, metaphoric thinking and embodied perception. A book signing follows. The 2015 Biennial, entitled Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms, brings artists and scientists together in 30 venues on the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus River to explore how the brain navigates through states of instability and fragmentation, and re–aggregates them in the artistic process. Learn more about the Instanbul Biennial here and here and here. See you on the Bosphorus!

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One Response to Talk on Neuroaesthetics in Istanbul

  1. Dear Mr. Cytowic,
    in the first period of my adult-life, I worked as a scientist (experimental Psychology) at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich. Then I studied art and could take over some of my findings on synaesthesia (thank you so much for your book!!) and hypnosis into art. Now I read on your homepage, that you have a talk in Istanbul on Neuroaesthetics, concerning the perception of art. You sure can imagine, that I am very much interested in your talk . Could you please pass me the paper? or could you give me the reference, where I can find it? I would be very grateful for an answer.
    Thank you so much in advance,
    Rita de Muynck

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