Siri Hustvedt

Meeting Einstein Conference: Art, Brain, and Human Nature
04 Jun 2018

Säälchen, Berlin

Meeting Einstein Conference: Art, Brain, and Human Nature

A discussion with novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt, neuroscientist and Einstein Visiting Fellow Vittorio Gallese, and philosopher and moderator Gert Scobel.

What is the mind? This fundamental question remains unanswered in both philosophy and science. Is the mind part of the body or is it something separate from it? Are the brain and the mind the same thing? Can the mind be disembodied into an algorithm and then realized in a machine? If the brain is the key to mind and consciousness, how much do we actually know about the brain and what does it have to do with “the self”? Why does art matter? Why do we tell stories? What is the relationship between art and science? Is configuring the mind a feminist issue? And: Why are all these questions urgent at this particular moment in culture?

June 4, 2018, at 18:30
Saalchen MEOW Berlin
Holzmarktstrasse 25
10243 Berlin
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