2017 international conference on mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) and the neuroscience of art, innovation and creativity

The 2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is organized by the University of Houston (USA) and Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (Spain). For all the information please  visit:


This unique and intellectually-stimulating international conference brings together thought leaders, practitioners and innovators working at the intersection of the arts, sciences, engineering, technology, medicine, and education and developing trans-disciplinary approaches to the study of brain dynamics in action and context, innovation, creativity, aesthetic experiences, emergence of intent and emotional intelligence, emotional buildings and sensing spaces, art therapy, STEAM education, as well as the latest wearable high-definition brain-body technologies.

Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to: Neural and Behavioral Individuality and Variation; Cognitive, Affective and Neural Processes in Realistic, Complex Environments; Neuroaesthetics; Creativity and Insight; Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Art, Creative Concepts and Wearable MoBI Designs; Art Therapy; Art and Neuroscience in Education.

Talks will be organized in four tracks: 1) Wearable Technologies; 2) Neuroaesthetics & The Biology of Creativity; 3) Medical and Pedagogical Applications and 4) Artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces. Much time will be reserved for informal discussions, hands-on demonstrations and cross-cutting media performances and exhibits, and interactions among researchers.

Important Dates

  • Early Registration Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Exhibitor Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Consortium Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Notice to Consortium Applicants will be emailed on May 21, 2017


24th Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics 2016

Don’t miss the 24th Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics in 2016! It is taking place at the University of Vienna from August 29th to September 1st, 2016, hosted by the Empirical Visual Aesthetics (EVA) lab.

The conference offers many wonderful features, including symposia, spoken papers, posters, art and science presentations, and four  great keynote speakers: Elvira Brattico, Zaira Cattaneo, Stefan Sagmeister, and Norbert Schwarz.

See here for all the information concerning submission guidelines, deadlines, organisation, conference venue, travel tips, and more: http://iaea2016.univie.ac.at/

Neurocognitive poetics, by Arthur M. Jacobs

New open-access paper just published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience:

Jacobs AM (2015) Neurocognitive poetics: methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literature reception. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:186.


A long tradition of research including classical rhetoric, esthetics and poetics theory, formalism and structuralism, as well as current perspectives in (neuro)cognitive poetics has investigated structural and functional aspects of literature reception. Despite a wealth of literature published in specialized journals like Poetics, however, still little is known about how the brain processes and creates literary and poetic texts. Still, such stimulus material might be suited better than other genres for demonstrating the complexities with which our brain constructs the world in and around us, because it unifies thought and language, music and imagery in a clear, manageable way, most often with play, pleasure, and emotion (Schrott and Jacobs, 2011). In this paper, I discuss methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literary reading together with pertinent results from studies on poetics, text processing, emotion, or neuroaesthetics, and outline current challenges and future perspectives.

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