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ECUSADIVULGA@NY with Susana Martínez-Conde (SUNY Downstate)

  • Instituto Cervantes NYC 211 E 49th St New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

Dentro del ciclo de conferencias ECUSA 2015 patrocinado por la Fundación Ramón Areces, FECYT, Embajada de España y el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York, desde ECUSA-NY tenemos el placer de invitaros a la primera charla de divulgación de nuestro programa ECUSADIVULGA@NY

CONFERENCIANTE: Susana Martínez-Conde (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)

TITULO: “Los Engaños de la Mente: Cómo los Trucos de Magia Desvelan el Funcionamiento del Cerebro”


RESUMEN: Toda nuestra vida, cada objeto observado, cada persona conocida y cada experiencia vivida, son sólo fruto de la imaginación. Todos y cada uno de nuestros pensamientos y sentimientos son el resultado de un procesamiento que tiene lugar en el cerebro, y no necesariamente el producto de un suceso en el mundo real. La misma maquinaria neural que interpreta las entradas sensoriales también crea nuestros pensamientos, imaginaciones y sueños, de manera que el mundo que interpretamos y el mundo que imaginamos tienen la misma base física en el cerebro. Los neurocientíficos examinan los procesos cerebrales subyacentes a la percepción para comprender nuestra experiencia del universo. Las ilusiones visuales son una de las herramientas más importantes para entender cómo el cerebro construye nuestra experiencia de la realidad. Asimismo, los principios desarrollados por magos e ilusionistas pueden llegar a ser de gran utilidad para manipular la atención y la consciencia en el laboratorio.

 

El evento tendrá lugar el día 13 de marzo de 2015 en el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York. La asistencia es gratuita pero es necesario registrarse aquí.

 

El evento se retransmitirá en directo por Google+ y YouTube.

 

BIO:

Susana Martinez-Conde is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, where her research program bridges perceptual, oculomotor, and cognitive neuroscience. She directed laboratories previously at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and University College London. She received her postdoctoral training from the late Nobel Laureate Prof. David Hubel at Harvard Medical School, where she was later an Instructor in Neurobiology.
 
Prof. Martinez-Conde received the Empire Innovator Award from the State of New York. Her work with Parkinsonian patients was honored recently with the EyeTrack Award, a global science prize given annually to a single cutting-edge publication in eye movement research. Prof Martinez-Conde has received many other distinctions, including the “100 Españoles” Prize.
 
Prof. Martinez-Conde complements her award-winning research with extensive science communication, education and public outreach. She writes frequently for Scientific American and has a regular column in Scientific American: MIND on the neuroscience of illusion (published in Spain as Mente y Cerebro). She is the 2014 recipient of the Science Educator Award, a prestigious prize given by the Society for Neuroscience (`40,000 members) to an outstanding neuroscientist who has made significant contributions to educating the public.
 
Prof. Martinez-Conde's research has been featured in print in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The LA Chronicle, The Times (London), The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, etc., and in radio and TV shows, including Discovery Channel's Head Games and Daily Planet shows, NOVA: scienceNow, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's Science Friday, and PRI's The World. She works with international science museums, foundations and nonprofit organizations to promote neuroscience education and communication. Her international bestselling book Sleights of Mind has been published in 19 languages, distributed worldwide, listed as one of the 36 Best Books of 2011 by The Evening Standard, London, and received the Prisma Prize to the best science book of the year.