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Columbia's recent 'Art and The New Biology of the Mind' forum offered different perspectives on the relationships between science and the arts and with the process of visual perception. Many of the world's leading scientists addressed how new scientific discoveries offer extraordinary possibilities to re-examine human creativity, and give a clearer understanding of the ways in which we respond to the arts.





Opening Remarks

David Freedberg
Director, the Italian Academy, and Professor of Art History,Columbia University

Real Video (3:39)

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Laureate and University Professor, Columbia University

Real Video (17:48)

Emotion and Consciousness

Antonio Damasio
David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director of
The Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern

Real Video (24:52)

Raymond Dolan
Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Head of Department,
Institute of Neurology, University College, London

Real Video (26:33)

Vittorio Gallese
Associate Professor of Human Physiology,
Università degli studi di Parma

Real Video (21:19)

Joseph LeDoux
Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, New York University

Real Video (25:07)

Vision and Aesthetics

Margaret Livingstone
Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Real Video 28:01)

V.S. Ramachandran
Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, and Professor,
University of California, San Diego; Adjunct Professor of Biology, the Salk Institute

Real Video (24:27)


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Production Number: 421
Shot: March 23, 2006
Published: Apr 04, 2006
Last modified:Jun 27, 2006