The Humanities and the Brain

Seat of consciousness and the unconscious; motor of knowledge, memory, judgment and problem-solving; locus of language and creativity; regulator of movement and emotion; processor of sense perception – the brain reigns sovereign over human cognition and sentience. The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s 2015-16 public events series The Humanities and the Brain will explore the workings of the brain from perspectives deriving from the humanities and fine arts, as well as from newer interdisciplinary fields such as neuroesthetics and neuroethics. The program will bring humanists and neuroscientists into dialogue to consider diverse analyses and representations of this most elusive organ.

Please contact IHC Director Susan Derwin or Associate Director Emily Zinn with your suggestions for productive and creative collaborations.

Past Events

screening
April 13th, 2016
staged reading
March 12th, 2016
screening
January 27th, 2016
screening
November 4th, 2015
Inaugural lecture
October 15th, 2015
October 8th, 2015