Lecture April 9th, Margaret Livingstone on Brains Perception of Visual Arts.

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Everyone is welcome to an exciting lecture:

LivingstoneMargarete2Margaret Livingstone, on Brains Perception of Visual Arts.

Thursday April 9th, at 15.00.  At Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels v 1, KI Campus Solna (at J1 in this map).

The lecture is followed by student discussion beween 16.00 – 18.00 in seminar room A301, MTC, Nobelsv 16 (at F2  in this map)

Margaret Livingstone is Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. She has a deep interest in the brains perception of visual arts, and has made ground-breaking studies on how the primate brain recognizes faces. She has among other things published studies about a neurobiological explanation to our fascination of Mona Lisa´s smile, signs that Rembrandt was stereo-blind, why we recognize caricatures better then naturalistic faces, and why we are not bothered by the distortion of perspectives in Cezannes still-lives. Last year came a new expanded edition of her book Vision and Art – The Biology of seeing.

Popular talk 8/4 at Waldemarsudde

^'Since the interest in this field is growing outside the university, Margaret Livingstone will give a popular scientific talk at Waldemarsudde the day before her lecture, commenting on pieces of art from their on-going exhibition of Emil Nolde. At Wednesday 8th of April, 18.00, Waldemarsudde. More information is found here!.

Some publications

Mechanisms of face perception, Tsao & Livingstone MS,  Annual Review of Neuroscience 31:411 (2008)