Satellite at HWK

The Art of Perception - The Perception of Art

Official Satellite Symposium of the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2013 in Bremen

Sunday, August 25, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick-up time and location

Attendees of the satellite event will be transferred to HWK by bus. The meeting point will be the bus stop in front of the main entrance of the Maritim Hotel on Sunday the 25th and the bus will depart at 09:15. The return trip will be after the last talk from the HWK and you will be back at the Conference Centre in time.


Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst


09:15 Pick-up by bus from Hotel Maritim Bremen (Main Entrance)/ECVP conference site
09:45        Arrival at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst
10:00 – 10:45 Prof. Dr. Bevil Conway (Professor of Neuroscience, Artist; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA)
Art and aesthetics: challenges for neuroscience.
10:45 – 11:30 Prof. Dr. Anya Hurlbert (Director, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
The meaning of colour in art and vision science.
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:45 Prof. Dr. Robert Pepperell (Professor of Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK)
Painting Perception.
12:45 – 13:30  Dr. Andreas Bartels (Head of Vision & Cognition Group, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tuebingen, D)
Movies, motion and emotion: Brain function underlying perception of dynamic stimuli.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:15 Prof. Dr. Johan Wagemans  (Professor of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, BE)
How we look and what we know determines how we see and appreciate art.
15:15 – 16:00 Prof. Dr. Michael Bach  (Head of Section Visual Function / Electrophysiology, Ophthalmology, University Hospital Freiburg, D)
Neuroscience, visual illusions, and art – not necessarily a happy union.
16:15 pm  Bus transfer back to Hotel Maritim Bremen/ Conference site of ECVP (arrival before 17:00 h)


Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided at the Bistro of the HWK. Catering is included in the participation fee.


A maximum of 100 participants may attend the satellite symposium.

Registration is required and will be handled by the organizers of the ECVP. Please go to the official ECVP 2013 website:


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