‘Experimentalist vs Theoretician’: The Art and Brain Week program also takes a humorous look at the way we think.
(photo credit: BRUNO SHARVIT)
What’s your musical turn-on? Do you dig, say Miles Davis or the Sex Pistols? Maybe it’s the Fab Four or Rihanna, or even Mahler that get you shakin’ your bootie. Regardless of your taste, your brain duly processes the sounds that makes it to your auditory system and conveys the information in a manner that subsequently produces a recognizable sensation.That and much more will be expounded on during the annual Art and Brain Week, sponsored by the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, of the Hebrew University. The event (in Hebrew) will take place for the seventh year from March 12 to 19, in collaboration with the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Beit Mazie, Tzuba Hotel, The Jerusalem Brain Community and HaMiffal artists’ cooperative. As usual, the program takes in a wide swathe of cerebrally associated topics designed to spread the word about brain research and the work undertaken by the ELSC, and – yes – to get us thinking about various areas of our lives that we may ordinarily take for granted.