2013 speakers: Semir Zeki, Dick Swaab, Patricia Pisters, Moon Brouwer
Category ImageAnnelene Dahl, "Space and Memory", Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Category VideoSjoerd Vos, "The Intergalactic Brain", University Medical Center Utrecht
- Jean-Remi King, "A Connected Mind" (runner up). INSERM-CEA, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Paris.
- Erik Ziegler, "Kids learning neuroanatomy". University of Liège.
- Miriam van Strien, "Human Brain Development: Piece by Piece". Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam.
- Myrrhe van Spronsen, "Neuronal Dynamics", Univeristy of Utrecht.
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SNS Reaalfonds was our lead sponsor of the Art of Neuroscience 2013 event. We also would like to thank our other sponsors for their significant contributions: the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Eye Film Institute, Springer Neuroscience, LaVision BioTec, The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Olympus Nederland and Brein in Beeld.
Semir Zekiis professor of Neurobiology at University College London and cohead of the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology. A Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American Philosophical Society, he specializes in studying the visual brain. Semir Zeki is author of four books: A Vision of the Brain (1993); Inner Vision: an exploration of art and the brain (1999); La Quête de l’essentiel (with the late French painter Balthus) (1995) and Splendours and Miseries of the Brain (2008). Zeki is considered founder of the field of neuroesethetics.
CREDIT: ALLAN BURCH
Patricia Pistersis professor of Media and Film studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is chair of the department of Media Studies of this University and member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She is one of the founding editors of NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophical questions in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture. Her book "The Neuro-Image" (Stanford University Press) was released in 2012.
Dick Swaabis an emeritus professor, well-known Dutch neuroscientist and former director of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. Author of over 470 publications and mentor of over 70 PhD students, Swaab is the recipient of the Academy Medal, awarded to scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands. In 2010 he published the book ('Wij zijn ons brein", verbatim "We are our brain") which became an instant besteller and has been translated in German and Chinese (with English, Italian and Hebrew editions on the way). In 2012 Swaab elaborated on his interest in art as a product of the brain in his Mondrian Lecture entitled: "Art is beauty in the brain of the beholder".
CREDIT: T. POSTHUMA DE BOER
Moon BrouwerMoon Brouwer is a dutch graphic designer. In 2011 she graduated from the art academy st. Joost, Breda with a pop-up book about the human brain called ‘BOVEN KAMERS’. This book takes you literally on a tour through the human brain. In six pop-up spreads it tells about the brain and how it functions. These pop-up images are real-size representations of the brain and since they are three-dimensional can be used to explain brain anatomy and function. In the presentation Moon Brouwer will talk about the creative process of making her book.
CREDIT: Moon Brouwer