The Eye’s Mind: Visual Imagination, Neuroscience and the Humanities

A conference will take place at UEA next month, organised by Matthew MacKisack (Exeter Medical School), which will explore ideas about the role of imagination and imagery in science and culture:

An international conference at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

21 - 22 May 2016

The visual imagination is one of the most powerful human capacities.

It plays a vital role in art and literature, religion and science, and has been studied and celebrated by artists, writers, philosophers, psychologists, and, now, neuroscientists.

The event, which is the culmination of the AHRC-funded research project, ‘The Eye’s Mind’, will bring together leaders in all these fields to shape a new and more integrated understanding of this mysterious mental resource.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Paul Broks (psychology), John Onians (art history),
  • Joel Pearson (neuroscience), Michael Tye (philosophy)
  • and Adam Zeman (neurology)

For any enquiries please contact Kajsa Berg