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Intersecting in Our Everyday Lives

Bayer Lecture Series
Sundays, 7, 14, 21 April 2002
3:00 pm
Carnegie Science Center

A lecture series sponsored by Bayer Corporation and presented by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science. All lectures begin at 3:00 PM in the Carnegie Science Center Highmark Science Stage. Call 412-777-5733 or 412-624-1052 for more information.

The 2002 schedule highlights the ways in which science and art influence our daily lives --whether it be through our brain waves, the way that we interpret the world around us or the way that art has influenced science.

Art, Awareness and Human Nature - What is our brain telling us?
Sunday, 7 April 2002, 3:00 pm
Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran, M.D
Psychology and Neurosciences Program, University of California, San Diego

Join one of the world's leading neuroscientists in learning what our brain is telling us about the process by which we perceive and interpret works of art.

Interpreting Art, Interpreting Science and the Perception of Both
Sunday, 14 April 2002, 3:00 pm
Dr. Peter Machamer, Professor
History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

The way that we perceive art and science influences the way that we "see" the world. Dr. Machamer will show us the surprising similarities in the way that the arts and sciences help interpret and understand the world around us.

The Revolutionary Art of Science
Sunday, April 21, 2002, 3:00 pm
Dr. James Lennox, Director
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Artistic representations of nature have influenced some of the greatest works in the history of science. Find out how the history of science was changed forever through revolutionary advances in picturing the natural world from a leading historian of the biological sciences.

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