Potential Realities and Perspectives– Dreams, Mental States and Electronic Sheep
The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest and debate throughout history.
Join us and learn about dreams and the different forms of realities from an artistic point of view and from a neuroscientific standpoint and how VR is used to better understand consciousness and mental pathologies.
Michael Gaebler studied cognitive and neurosciences in Osnabrück, Montreal, Paris, and London before he completed his Ph.D. at the Charité/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In his research at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, he investigates how mental processes (i.e., thinking and feeling) are neurophysiologically realized. To this end, he also combines virtual reality with measurements of brain activity.
Mert Akbal explores as a cognitive artist phenomena from the cognitive science field. He teaches and researches in two institutions: Academy of Fine Arts Saar in Saarbruecken and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Berlin.
18.30-18.45– Laser Nomad introduction
18.45-19.15– Mert Akbal/ Artist presentation
19.15-19.45– Michael Gaebler/ Scientist presentation
19.45-20.15– Collaboration between Art & Science
20.15- 20.30– Networking