Points of View Speaker Series

This Is Your Brain on Faces
Saturday, April 7th, 2:00 pm
Historic Landmark Building
$15 / Free for PAFA members

Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute, visit's PAFA for a talk that bridges both science and art. A the developer of their lauded exhibition on the science of the brain, Das is an expert on explaining how neuroscience and psychology can help us understand how artists create and how our brains process their creations. Focusing on the evolution of face recognition and preception in humans and primates, the causes and cases of prosopagnosia, better known as "faceblindness," and its transition into two dimnesional portraiture, and new research on face prediction, this fun and interactive presentation unpacks some of the science behind contemporary art-making practices.