"Edges of Neurosciences" - satelite symposium

The symposium and workshop will be linked to and complemented with artworks (NEURART) created by established artists, arts students and scientists displayed at the surrounding of the conference site and in the corridors/hallways to draw attention of the public to the symposium and science.

The symposium focuses on three themes: aesthetics, creativity and communication all from the neuroscience perspective. This event is the inaugural meeting of the  first transdisciplinary institute in Europe, the Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries at University of Pécs.

ORGANIZER:

Attila Sik 
University of Pécs, Univerity of Birmingham

9:00 - 12:00
The Beauty and the Brain
Chaired by Dr. Emil C. Toescu
Neuroscientist and Academic Program Lead for the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences course, University of Birmingham UK;
Vice chair of the to be established Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries, University of Pecs

Location: Dean's Room

Admission is free, but seats are limited. Please register by clicking here.

12:00 - 14:00 lunch break

14:00 - 17:00
Lightbulb moments in the brain (Neuroscience and Creativity)
Chaired by Prof. Attila Sik
Neuroscientist and Director of the soon to be established Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries, University of Pecs

Participants: Prof Andreas Hejj, University of Pecs; Prof Anna Ábrahám Leeds Beckett University, UK,  Renáta H. Prikler, University of Pecs, Prof Vida Demarin (International Institute for Brain Health, Croatia)  

Location: Dean's Room

Admission is free, but seats are limited. Please register by clicking here.

18:30 - 21:00
The spoken word on neuroscience – a round table debate with a Q&A session

Participants: Corina Negrea, Radio Romania Cultural (Science section); László Zsiros, radio and podcast host from Hungary, Ginny Smith, science writer & presenter (worked with the Naked Scientists, science radio show), and David Marcal, author and science communicator from Lisbon, Portugal. 

Venue: Nana Restaurant, Király street 2, Pécs

Admission is free, but seats are limited. Please register by clicking here.