How can we interpret the different cultural expressions that have been the topic of discussions for centuries? What seperates music from art? Dance from architecture? Opera from poetry? Or are all artforms a product of our minds, and as such more unified that seperate? Modern Neuroscience sheds new light on, and possibly answers the questions that lie behind our relationship with culture.
KI’s Cultural Council (kulturrådet) and the Brain and Culture network (Den kulturella hjärnan) have organised the ”Brain and Culture” Symposium on May 16th in Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet.
Among the speakers are Semir Zeki, University College London; D. Zachary Hambrick, Michigan State University, Isabelle Peretz, International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS), University of Montreal, Winfried Menninghaus, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, and Fredrik Ullén, Karolinska Institutet.