NHS 2019 Program

NewHums Research Centre – Neurocognitive and Humanities Studies, University of Catania

International NeuroHumanities Studies Network

6thNeuroHumanities Dialogue 2019
Beauty and Embodiment in the Arts

24th& 25thMay 2019
Catania, Monastero dei Benedettini – Teatro Machiavelli

24thMay 9.30-13.00
Coro di Notte, Monastero dei Benedettini

9.30-9.45
Opening and welcome
Rector Magnificus Francesco Basile
Head of the Department of Humanities
Marina Paino
Head of the NewHums Research Centre and of the Neurohumanities Network
Renata Gambino, Grazia Pulvirenti

Chair
Daniela Giordano

9.45 – 10.30
Semir Zeki
Stabilizing the World through Ambiguity

10.30 – 11.00
Discussion

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30- 12.00
Nicola Laneri
Embodiement of the Divine in the Ancient Near East

12.00- 12.30

Pier Luigi Sacco
Aesthetic Regimes and Public Humanities: a Neuro-foundation for the New European Agenda for
Culture

12.30 – 13.00
Discussion

13.00 – 15.00
Lunch

24th May 15.00-18.30

Chair
Nicola Laneri

15.00 – 15.45
Vittorio Gallese
Embodied Simulation and its Role in Aesthetic Experience

15.45-16.15
Discussion

16.15-16.45
Coffee Break

16.45 – 17.15
Pierre-Louis Patoine
Joycean Text / Empathic Reader: A Modest Contribution to Literary Neuroaesthetics

17.15 – 17.45
Sara Uboldi
Metamorphosis, Deixis and Embodiment. A Case Study: Lampedusa’s Final Masterpiece Lighea

17.45 – 18.15
Benito ElìasGarcìa
The Challenges of Embodying Japanese Aesthetics

18.15 – 18.45
Discussion

20.30
Aperitivo&Concert at Teatro Machiavelli

25th May 9.30-13.00
Coro di Notte, Monastero dei Benedettini

Chair
Pierre-Louis Patoine

9.30 – 10.15
Monika Fludernik
The Sublime as Embodied Aesthetic

10.15 – 10.45
Discussion

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.45
Jan Söffner
The Bodily Meaning of Narrative. Why Language Processing is such a Hard Task for AI

11.45 – 12.15
Fausto Caruana
The Double Life of Facial Expressions, from Emotional Displays to Communicative Gestures

12.15- 12.45
Stefano Ballerio
“Passion”: Embodiment, Interpretation, and the Language of Emotions

12.45 -13.30
Discussion

13.30-15.00
Lunch at the Monastero dei Benedettini

25th May 15.00-17.00

Teatro Machiavelli

Chair
Arthur Jacobs

15.00 – 15.30
Pascal Nicklas &EmineGurbutz
Emotional Contagion in Reading Fiction: Insights from Psychological Responses

15.30 – 16.00
Jana Lüdtke
Fast Story-Fast Mind: Embodiment Effects in Reading Speed

16.00 – 18.00
Final Roundtable directed by Arthur Jacobs

20.00 Social Dinner

 

Supported by: Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences – Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering – PhD Course in Cultural Heritage – Prometeo 3 M.A.P.P.E. – Bando Chance
In collaboration with: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3

 

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