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Art and Science at the Bernstein Conference 2018

Experience the new work of Yutaka Makino from September 25 - 28 at TU Berlin.

The interdisciplinary art project "On Display - An Artistic View on Computational Neuroscience” features a new piece by Yutaka Makino that questions the human perception we take for granted. The work of the Japanese-born Berlin-based artist will temporarily distort the visitors’ habitual perception of space and self-orientation in order to 
(re-)discover behavioral routines and perceptual memory.

Makino deals with aspects of human perception, for example spatial orientation, self-motion perception and multisensory integration in performances or installations. He focuses on how unique experiences can be created in a multisensory experimental set-up that works with spatio-temporal stimuli, which influence the perception of visitors in different ways.

Makino’s works comprise an amalgam of visual and auditory stimuli, which offers visitors an individual experience that is affected by their movements and gestures. Makino works "in an impressive way on a high scientific level of knowledge in psychophysics and experimental psychology," says Professor Stefan Glasauer, the managing director of the Center for Sensorimotor Research at the university hospital of LMU Munich, who is the scientific partner for the project.

Makino’s new piece will be open to the public during the Bernstein Conference from September 26-28, 2018 at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. It will be complemented by a panel discussion on the topic "Erkenntnisgewinn in Wissenschaft und Kunst" on the evening of September 26. The artist and the scientific partner for the project, will enlighten their respective point of view on the topic along with two further reputable experts – one from the arts and one from science. Dr. Joerg Fingerhut, scientific director of the Association of Neuroestetics will host the discussion.

The project is funded by the Schering Stiftung and the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience.


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