Vittorio Gallese

Prof. Dr. Stefan Klein und Prof. Errico Fresis im Gespräch mit

Prof. Dr. Vittorio Gallese
"Inhabitating parallel worlds: mirror neurons, the brain and the body"

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2019, 18:30 Uhr
Grunewaldstraße 2-5, Aula
Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache.
Eintritt frei.
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Abstract: Embodied simulation –a basic functional mechanism of our brain– and its neural underpinnings are discussed and connected to intersubjectivity and the reception of human cultural artifacts, like visual arts and film. Embodied simulation provides a unified account of both non-verbal and verbal aspects of interpersonal relations that likely play a role in shaping the Self, its relation to others, and shared cultural practices. Embodied simulation might shed new light on aesthetic experience and promote a potentially fruitful and mutually enriching dialogue between neuroscience and the humanities within the bio-cultural paradigm.

Vittorio Gallese, Doctor of Medicine and trained neurologist, is Professor of Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Dept. of Medicine & Surgery of the University of Parma, Italy, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Dept. of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University, New York, USA and Einstein Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind & Brain of Humboldt University. Cognitive neuroscientist, his research focuses on the relation between the sensory-motor system and cognition by investigating the neurobiological and bodily grounding of intersubjectivity, empathy, language and aesthetics. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and two books.