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A convergence neuroscience event

Season 2016-2017.

Friday, February 17th, 2017. 3 PM

Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall

6th Floor, Room 500.

  February 2017

Neurosciences Convergence Talk "Sensory"

Open Lab "Direct Look" (Psychophysics and vision research labs).

Social Event. Sponsored by the BRaIN Program and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

Sensory: Relating to sensation or the senses.


Sensation: a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) resulting from the immediate external stimulation of a sense organ often as distinguished from a conscious awareness of the sensory process — do not confuse this word with perception.


Sensory system: related to sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception. Commonly recognized sensory systems are those for vision, auditory, touch, taste, olfaction and vestibular (balance/movement). Senses are transducers from the physical world to the realm of the mind where we interpret the information, creating our perception of the world around us.


Sensory is the second public talk from the Convergence Neuroscience Initiative. We invite you to explore the links between the signals, the pathways carrying them to the brain and the processes before they become perceptions.


Two short talks will cover ordinary human senses and fantastic inhuman abilities found in the natural world; A question and answer period follow after each talk.


The event starts at 3 PM on Friday, February 17th, 2017 on the 6th floor,  room 500, Livingston Hall of the Montreal General Hospital. 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal.


This event is part of the Convergence Initiative. A project that joins the BRaIN Program from the MUHC, Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts, and the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in a joint effort for bringing neuroscience to everyone through art.


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Talks (Open to General Public - Free).


3:00    Neuroscience Convergence Talk "The Black Box”

 Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L6-500


3:00    Mr. Stephen Beukema, Ph.D. Candidate. 



3:25     Questions & Answers.


3:35     Mr. Hunter Shaw, Ph.D. Candidate.



4:00     Questions & Answers.

Open Labs (Just for Arts Students and Professors Inscribed in Convergence).


4:00     Cristian Zaelzer Ph.D, Founder & Director of Convergence Initiative.

  Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L7-140

4:10     Open Lab "Tools to Listen the Brain"

  Visit labs of the BRaIN Program of the MUHC.

  Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, 11th & 12th floors.


Social (Require Invitation).


6:20     Opening of Neuroscience Convergence Talk Social.

           Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L6-500.

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