'Visual Illusions – past, present and future use'

Series Name Centre for Medical Humanities
Type Conference
Starts at Jun 07, 2013 09:00 AM
Ends at Jun 07, 2013 05:00 PM
Venue University of Leicester
Open To Public
Ticket Price £7
For Bookings Contact Annegret Hagenberg, Centre for Medical Humanities, 0116 229 7605 or ah413@le.ac.uk

Taking place on 7th June 2013, 9am-5pm, followed by reception.

Key Speakers:

Professor Eric Altschuler MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New Jersey Medical School, USA

“Contemporary Clinically Applied Cognitive Neuroscience
in Modern (and Old Master) Art”

Dr Nicholas Holmes PhD, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading

“The hand in the mirror: Visual influences on perceived hand position”

Dr Melita Giummarra PhD, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Australia

“The malleable self: Somatic contagion and a common link between processing self-attributed pain and pain in others”

This conference will address the use of visual illusions in the wider context of medical humanities, linking sciences and arts. Recent findings that visual illusions can alter brain function have led to insights of how they have been used – whether consciously or not – in human culture. How visual illusions can benefit in further areas will also be explored.This event will be of great interest to researchers, students and the interested public in the field of Medicine, Psychology, Health and Social Sciences, History, Art History, Theology and English through the Biological and Engineering or Physical sciences.

Please download the booking form and return to Annegret Hagenberg, Centre for Medical Humanities, as soon as possible and no later than 22nd May to enable us to confirm venue and catering.The booking fee is £7.00 which includes tea/coffee, lunch and early evening reception.This will be collected on arrival at the conference.