Sensoriality Workshop Series – Session 5: Visual Perception
März 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
About the Series:
This workshop series bridges the artistic community, the neuroscientists, and the general public. EDGE e.V. has collaborated with the Arts Section of the MIND Members Association to propose a series of workshops titled Sensoriality: an Immersive Approach to Art and Neuroscience through our Senses.
In this series, artists and neuroscientists make a joint effort to unfold the complexity of our sensory perceptions while at the same time trying to stimulate them. Therefore, artistic references and the artistic practice itself, together with the scientific research and its divulgation are the essential tools offered in this series.
The participants can experience how knowledge can be transferred in its natural character- dynamically, where art pieces open a free communication space between the observer and object, and in which their creative skills will be triggered.
Through diverse and immersive sessions, we are going to open up a playful space for Science, sensorial perception and creativity, to blur the border between the claimed disciplines.
Session 5: Visual Perception
- Neuroscience: Corinna Kühnapfel // Ian Erik Stewart
- Art: Julia Schneider/ Eliana Araque
Vision is another sense that has evolved to be a significantly useful tool for many living beings, especially humans.
The phenomenon of sight allows for basic survival in terms of hunting and gathering, as well as, escape from a predator or threat. Vision is also essential for our communication and navigation. In the sensoriality workshop on visual processing, we will further explore the wonders of the neurological system which helps us survive and to enjoy our rich visual environment.
We will start at a basic overview of the anatomy and functionality of the human eye, look deeper into current research on brain areas processing visual stimuli, and further cover how such information integrates with other brain areas involved in triggering physical responses, higher level of decision making, and other recollection. We hope to inspire a closer and deeper look into the saturated visual environment that surrounds you.
Limited spaces (20) for the in-person events. It will also be streamed live.
Participants can sign up for individual sessions, or purchase an attendance pack. For MIND Members, there is an entry on donation.