SMART-Workshop is organized the members of the ASCA research group “Neuroaesthetics and Neurocultures”: Stephan Besser, Machiel Keestra, Julian Kiverstein, Flora Lysen.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who work at the inter-section of the humanities, social sciences and cognitive neurosciences in order to systematically reflect on the ways in which we can investigate the shared boundaries – or interfaces, as we suggest to call them – between brain, body and culture. As a result of a paradigm shift in the sciences of brain and cognition in the last twenty years, human minds/brains are now seen by many as porous and intrinsically entangled with their social and cultural surroundings. This raises the conceptual and practical question how the interaction and entanglement of brain and culture can be investigated. We will explore in four panel sessions how researchers from different fields model and approach the entanglements of mind, body and culture and what the concept of brain-culture interfaces can contribute to the interdisciplinary discussion of these interactions.
Organization: This workshop is organized the members of the ASCA research group “Neuroaesthetics and Neurocultures” (http://asca.uva.nl/content/research-groups/neuroaesthetics-and-neurocultures/neuroaesthetics.html): dr Stephan Besser (Faculty of Humanities, UvA); dr Machiel Keestra (Faculty of Science, UvA); dr Julian Kiverstein (AMC); Flora Lysen (Faculty of Humanties, UvA).
‘Worlding the Brain’-series: This workshop is a continuation of a series of events that includes the international ‘Worlding the Brain’-conferences in Amsterdam (2016 and 2017) and Aarhus (2018).
Funding: The workshop is funded by SMART Cognitive Science (University of Amsterdam).
Registration: In order to sign up for the workshop (free entrance) please email email@example.com, before February 15