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Neuroscience & the Humanities - An American-German Conversation

11/12/2011 | Goethe Institute, Washington DC

Neuroscience & the Humanities - An American-German Conversation

This event focused on the interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers in the humanities and the neurosciences.

In recent years there has been a growing interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers in the humanities and the neurosciences. The topics range from philosophical and ethical issues, such as concerns of free will and privacy, to questions of how literature, poetry, art and music have “trained” our brains to think in certain narrative structures. In this Satellite Event scientists and scholars from both sides of the Atlantic will explore a number of variations on the theme of neurohumanities dialogue.

This event was jointly organized by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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  • Featured Speakers

    • Dr. Joann Halpern (Welcome Remarks)

      Director, German Center for Research and Innovation

    • Prof. Arthur Jacobs

      Languages of Emotion & Dahlem Institute for Neuroimaging of Emotion (D.I.N.E.), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    • Dr. Deborah Jenson (Moderator)

      Romance Studies, Co-Director, FHI Humanities Laboratory, Co-Convenor, Neurohumanities Research Group, Duke University, Durham, NC

    • Prof. Oliver Lubrich

      German and Comparative Literature, Universität Bern, Switzerland; Languages of Emotion, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany