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Perception, Memory and Art

This symposium examined how humans process and integrate sensory information at a level higher than taste, smell, hearing and vision, to evoke deep emotions and recall distant memories when viewing a painting or listening to a piece of music. Panelists discussed lingering scholarly questions such as to what extent are the different arts properly acts of memory, engaging and ordering immediate and remote perceptions? Elaine Sisman, professor of music, moderated the discussion.

David Freedberg
 
David Freedberg

David Freedberg, professor of art history and archaeology and director of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia

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Eric Kandel
 
Eric Kandel

Eric Kandel, University Professor

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Hilary Ballon
 
Hilary Ballon

Hilary Ballon, chair of the department of art history and archaeology

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Richard Axel
 
Richard Axel

Richard Axel, University Professor

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Shot: Oct 03, 2002
Published: Oct 21, 2002
Last modified:Oct 18, 2002