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Humanities & Neuroscience Project

Since 2001, the Academy has developed seminars and public events designed to spread word of the newest scientific advances and to bring together researchers in the sciences and the humanities; view videos in each event box (below). To read about the Academy's support for researchers doing ongoing studies, see the Humanities & Neuroscience Fellowships page.

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"Empathy, Movement and Emotion," by David Freedberg in Emotional Systems: Contemporary Art between Emotion and Reason, Milan: Silvana Editore, 2007, pp. 38-61.

"Motion, Emotion and Empathy in Aesthetic Experience," by D. Freedberg and V. Gallese. Trends in Cognitive Science, May 2007, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 197-203.

"Empatia, movimento ed emozione," by D. Freedberg in: G. Lucignani and A. Pinotti, eds., Immagini della Mente. Neuroscienze, arte, filosofia, Milan: Cortina, 2007, pp. 13-68.

La Repubblica newspaper coverage of Vittorio Gallese and David Freedberg: "Tutte le emozioni in un quadro: così reagisce il nostro cervello" by Elena Dusi, May 15, 2007

ARTFORUM magazine coverage of the 2006 Forum on Art and the New Biology of Mind: “Brain Trust” by Jonathan Gilmore, Summer 2006

Humanities & Neuroscience Events

Humanities & Neuroscience
Conference
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 8:00 am to Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 6:00 pm
Featuring: Randy Buckner (Harvard) Felicity Callard (Durham U.) Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine) Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico) Bill Kelley (Dartmouth) Daniel Margulies (Max Planck... Learn more
Conference
Humanities & Neuroscience
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 9:00 am
This workshop will bring together neuroscientists from the New York area and beyond to present their research and methodological approach from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Scientists in... Learn more
Humanities & Neuroscience
Conference
Fri, Dec 3, 2010, 5:00 pm
This workshop brought together neuroscientists from the New York area and beyond to present their research and methodological approach from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Scientists in the... Learn more
Humanities & Neuroscience
Symposium
Tue, Oct 5, 2010, 6:00 pm
The Italian Academy is proud to present a talk by Vittorio Gallese of the University of Parma on The Body in Aesthetic Experience: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, with respondents David Freedberg (... Learn more
Workshop
Humanities & Neuroscience
Sat, Jun 13, 2009, 5:00 pm
This closed meeting was chaired by Herbert Terrace, Janet Metcalfe, and Betsy Sparrow of Columbia’s Psychology Department, and was co-sponsored by The University Seminar on Behavioral & Cognitive... Learn more
Humanities & Neuroscience
Symposium
Tue, Mar 25, 2008, 5:00 pm
Experts doing fresh and exciting work in the fields of neurophysiology and neuropsychology addressed the cerebral mechanisms of visual perception and visual attention and how they are linked to... Learn more
Lecture
Humanities & Neuroscience
Tue, Apr 24, 2007, 5:00 pm
Vittorio Gallese of the University of Parma, an acclaimed speaker at the 2006 Forum on Art and the New Biology of Mind, returned to the Academy to deliver this lecture, which brought another full... Learn more
Workshop
Humanities & Neuroscience
Tue, Jun 13, 2006, 5:00 pm
This closed meeting was held to pursue some of the ideas raised during the Forum in March. This gathering, in the Academy's Library, featured rigorous discussion among all the participants, some of... Learn more
Conference
Humanities & Neuroscience
Fri, Mar 24, 2006, 5:00 pm
The Academy's Teatro was packed with an enthusiastic crowd eager to learn about recent advances in the neurosciences from the best-known scientists in the world including: Marina Abramovic Robert... Learn more
Workshop
Humanities & Neuroscience
Mon, Nov 21, 2005, 5:00 pm
Called by David Freedberg and attended by: Daniele Amati (SISSA Trieste) Richard Axel (Columbia) Craig Bailey (Columbia) Francesco Benelli (Columbia) Emilio Bizzi (MIT) Jonathan Crary (Columbia)... Learn more