Join us Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7pm for our Art House Café Lecture Series.
This AHC Lecture features Professor Sally McKay from McMaster University (Also a PhD Candidate at York).
Keynote Lecture with Prof. Sally McKay:
Examining Art and the Brain: An Introduction to the Problems
and Possibilities of Neuroaesthetic Research.
About Professor McKay:
Recently, neuroscientists and art historians have begun studying art and the brain. Neuroscientists produce knowledge in the lab, through the use of neuro-imaging technologies, such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). But what kinds of knowledge about perception and cognition do artworks produce in the context of the gallery? How do these situated art experiences impact neuroscientific theory, and how can neuroscience inform engagements with art? This lecture will provide an accessible introduction to key issues arising at the intersections of art and neuroscience, offering new entry points for understanding contemporary art.
Sally McKay is an artist, curator and scholar. Currently based in Hamilton, she teaches Art History and Studio Art at McMaster University. McKay is near completion of a PhD in Art History and Visual Culture at York University.
All are welcome, Admission is free!
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(905) 945-3246 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org