MEETINGS FOR 2018-2019

Neuroscience, Colour and the Visual Arts

In cooperation with the United Kingdom Neuro-Ophthalmology Special Interest Group

Wednesday 03 April 2019
City University London, EC1V 0HB


In this the first of a series of meetings we intend to bring together clinicians and vision scientists to discuss the influence that visual disorders, normal brain function and psychophysical phenomena have on the generation and appreciation of visual art. The meetings will be of interest to vision scientists, ophthalmologists, neurologists and all who practise and appreciate the arts of painting and drawing.

Provisional Programme:

Time Title Speaker
14:00 hrs Welcome
Anya Hurlbert
Professor of Visual Neuroscience
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
14.05 hrs Ophthalmic Disorders and Art Gordon Plant
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
14.20 hrs The influence of filters on Colour Vision Deficient appreciation of art Lucy Somers
Sussex Colour Group
University of Sussex
14.40 hrs Eye tracking and the appreciation of Visual Art Johannes Zanker
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
15.15 hrs What you see, is what you see"? The Impact of fluorescent Colours in Art: An Eye-Tracking Experiment on Frank Stella Stefanie de Winter
University of Leuven, Belgium
15.45 hrs Halstead-Granville Tea
16.15 hrs Neurological disorders and the Visual Arts
Gordon Plant
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK
16.30 hrs Colour Filling-In and the Visual Arts Christopher Tyler
City University, London, UK
17.00 hrs Discussion and Close  

Rhind Building (Social Sciences School)
City University London
Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0H

DATE 03 April 2019