Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain (CFP, Postgraduate Conference, Urbana-Champaign, 21-23 February 2014)

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain The INTERSECT Network for Neuro-Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to invite presentation proposals for its Spring 2014 Graduate Student Conference, to take place on February 21st-23rd, 2014. The conference theme is “Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain,” and one of the primary goals Read the full article…

The Artful Brain (Institute of Philosophy Centre for the Study of the Senses Symposium, 25 October 2013)

INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE SENSES THE ARTFUL BRAIN Fri 25 October 2013 G22/26, Senate House, University of London From Ghiberti’s development of perspective to Gombrich’s work on illusions in art, the science of perception and the arts have long been interconnected. Recent developments in neuroscience, and the emergence of ‘neuroaesthetics’ Read the full article…

Neurogenderings III: The 1st International Dissensus Conference on Brain & Gender (CFP, Conference, Lausanne, 8–10 May 2014)

NEUROGENDERINGS III THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL DISSENSUS CONFERENCE ON BRAIN AND GENDER 8-10 May 2014, University of Lausanne, Switzerland THE NEUROGENDERINGS NETWORK In 2010, the conference NeuroGenderings: Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain  was held in Uppsala (Sweden). It brought together experts from different disciplines to identify theoretical and methodological strategies for social scientists, cultural scientists and Read the full article…

Susan Aldworth’s Transience: Fiona Johnstone reviews the magic of etchings taken from brain tissue

Fiona Johnstone, PhD candidate at Birkbeck University, writes:  Susan Aldworth’s latest exhibition, Transience, at GV Arts, London, until 20th July, is based on a suite of etchings taken from slices of human brain tissue. The project is a collaboration between Aldworth, master printer Nigel Oxley, and the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank, and is the first Read the full article…

Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research (CFP, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)

Special issue: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research Topic Editors: Suparna Choudhury, McGill University, Canada Jan Slaby, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Daniel S. Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2013 Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2014 This special issue Read the full article…

Brains: The Mind as Matter, The Wellcome Trust, London

Felicity Callard writes: A private view is not the best of times to take in the subtleties of an exhibition’s content. The private view of Brains: The Mind of Matter took place on 28 March. It was undoubtedly a fascinating affair, not least in the emphasis that Sir Mark Walport, Director of The Wellcome Trust, Read the full article…