Susana Martinez-Conde gives her understanding of perception, brains, reality, memory, experience, music, aesthetics, and language from her experience as Laboratory Director of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Susana Martinez-Conde is a Spanish-American neuroscientist and science writer. She is a professor of ophthalmology, neurology, physiology, and pharmacology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she directs the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience. She directed laboratories previously at the Barrow Neurological Institute and University College London. Her research bridges perceptual, cognitive, and oculomotor neuroscience. She is best known for her studies on illusions, eye movements and perception, neurological disorders, and attentional misdirection in stage magic.
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
We can rewind to a previous scene or skip several scenes ahead
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
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