Neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers and artists discuss the foundations, expressions and edges of Creativity

Neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers and artists discuss the foundations, expressions and edges of Creativity

03/04/2024 - 06/04/2024 BIAL Foundation
Location: Porto

Probably the most remarkable feature of human cognition, creativity is at the core of scientific innovation and drives art in all its forms. It is what explains progress, revolutions, crises and their resolution. But the way it works is still shrouded in mystery and raises many questions. What do we know about creativity? Who has it? What can we do to enhance it?

To address these questions, the BIAL Foundation is gathering some of the most prominent neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and artists, engaging them in a profoundly, interdisciplinary dialogue on what is one of the most defining characteristics of the human mind.

The 14th "Beyond and Beyond the Brain" Symposium, to be held from 3 to 6 April at the Casa do Médico in Porto, has "Creativity" as its central theme.

"Creativity is at the root of all great human achievements, be they artistic, scientific or technological. Because it subtends so much of human progress, it can be discussed from many different perspectives. Such interdisciplinary thinking is precisely what we aim to achieve with the 14th Symposium of BIAL Foundation, during which 25 world-renowned experts in the field of creativity will bring their own perspectives, thoughts and findings on the issue," says Axel Cleeremans, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the "Beyond and Beyond the Brain" Symposium.

Cleeremans also emphasises that "attendees will be particularly engaged by the artistic aspects of the Symposium, and by the participatory workshops and performances during which all will have an opportunity to experience creativity first hand".
03/04/2024 - 06/04/2024 BIAL Foundation
Regions: Europe, Portugal
Keywords: Science, People in science, Life Sciences, Health, People in health research, Medical, Society, Psychology


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