Brains for Everybody and Deep Space LIVE

Brains for Everybody and Deep Space LIVE
Thursday evening at the Ars Electronica Center

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(Linz, November 6, 2018) Two interesting talks await visitors to the Ars Electronica Center this Thursday evening, November 11th. Starting at 6:30 PM, neuroscientist Manuela Macedonia will continue her Brains for Everybody series and explain why feelings of happiness are important for our health. At 7 PM, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will talk about the sensory physiology of vision, followed by a journey through space in 3D.

About Manuela Macedonia

The lecture series “Brain for Everybody” is dedicated to the current scientific knowledge and methods of brain research. Dr. Manuela Macedonia is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzip for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and part of the working group “Neuronal Mechanismus of Human Communication”. With some colleagues she has founded “Neuroscience for Your – Institute for Knowledge Transfer from Neuroscience”. Her target is to give insights into current brain research for interested lay audience.

About Dietmar Hager
Dietmar Hager is a physician, astrophotographer and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has worked in the field of astrophotography for over 20 years, and published his photos in international journals and textbooks. He has served as the Ars Electronica Center’s astronomical advisor since early 2011.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Manuela Macedonia – Gehirn für alle / Fotocredit: Magdalena Sick-Leitner / Printversion

Dietmar Hager – Reise durch das Weltall / Fotocredit: rubra / Printversion