Semir Zeki & Anton Burdakov Visit to Neuroesthetics Talk Series

25 November 2009 / Conversation

“The forms of space” – A dialogue between Semir Zeki, and Anton Burdakov

Space is a loosely defined term and so offers many working definitions to many fields. The dialogue will consider whether neuroscientific insights and definitions relevant to ‘space’ could find currency in other fields, such as art and architecture. It will touch on perception of form, colour and movement as the basis of establishing the nature of relationships between yourself and other entities in the world. It will also consider more specifically what it means to perceive yourself to be inside a particular space, discussing contributions of memory, non-visual factors in space perception, and the crucial but neglected role of peripheral vision in creating a sense of enveloping spatiality and embedding the subject in space.

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