The Webster Vienna Alumni Association invites you to our public guest lecture: “The Neuroscience of Love” with Prof. Semir Zeki, Visiting Professor at Webster Vienna Private University. It will take place on Wednesday, March 1, at Palais Wenkheim, Praterstrasse 23, 1020. The lecture will begin at 17:30 (doors open at 17:00) and will be followed by a reception.
The seminar will revolve around a discussion of Blaise Pascal’s statement that “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing about” in light of neurobiological studies of the experience of romantic love.
Prof. Semir Zeki is an eminent neurobiologist and full professor of Neuroesthetics at the University College London (UCL). Zeki formerly specialized in studying the primate visual brain, but his interest in art and vision has led him to explore the brain mechanisms underlying human responses to beauty, a new field for which he coined the term ‘neuroesthetics’. His research focus is now directed toward the neuroscience of affective states, such as the experience of love, desire, and beauty.
Wednesday, March 1
Webster Vienna Private University
Palais Wenkheim, Praterstr. 23, 1020 Vienna, Austria
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