The Inaugural Lecture
Derek Denton Lectures in Science and the Arts
Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6:00pm - 7.00pm
Professor Zeki, founder of the Institute of Neuroaesthetics at UCL and Berkley California, is a pioneer in the field of neuroaesthetics, and led the world in discovering that different visual attributes such as motion, form and, in particular, colour are processed in parallel by separate visual areas of the brain. He was Editor in Chief of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions, the world’s longest running scientific journal, for many years, has published four books, worked extensively with major galleries and held an exhibition of his own art at the Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art in Milan in 2011. His work brings together the disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science and the humanities to address deep questions of perception and interpretation.