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


2016 international Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity

Meeting Announcement
2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity 
Live Aqua, Cancun, Mexico 
The 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity (http://yourbrainonart.egr.uh.edu/) is organized by the University of Houston’s Non-Invasive Brain Machine Interface Systems Laboratory and the Blaffer Art Museum in collaboration with the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine and Technische Universität Berlin.
The conference will take place at the Live Aqua Resort (http://www.liveaqua.com/es/web/live-aquacancun) in Cancun on July 24-27, 2016 and is by invitation only to ensure breadth and representation of all stake-holders. It seeks to unite thought-leaders and innovators acting at the intersection of the arts, neuroscience, engineering, media, industry, education and medicine to review the state of the art, identify challenges and opportunities and create a roadmap for the field moving forward to promote creativity and innovation leading to novel approaches to solving complex challenges in engineering, science, education and medicine while informing the emergent fields of neuroaesthetics and neurocreativity.
The goal is to provoke day-long discussion across five critical areas leading to the development of an strategic plan (RoadMap) for inclusion of the creative arts to foster creativity in science and engineering: 1) How best to achieve an advanced understanding of human responses to emotionally rich stimuli such as the creative arts, our physical environments, and our interactions with technology? 2) What is the best approach for uncovering basic neural mechanisms (‘reverse engineering’ the brain) underlying aesthetic and creative experiences? 3) What are the artistic, scientific and engineering challenges that affect collaboration and innovation? 4) How to promote or enhance creativity? 5) How to design new tools for understanding and promoting creativity, health, and wellness.
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
  • Arts, creativity and insight
  • Neuroengineering and brain-inspired art
  • Wearable MoBI technologies
  • Big data in neuroscience and cognitive science
  • Art therapy;
  • Cognitive, Medical and Pedagogical Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Emotional Intelligence

Findings, including contributed papers and discussions, will appear in a special issue in the open source Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Talks will be organized in single-track but much time will be reserved for informal discussions, hands-on demonstrations, artistic performances, exhibitions, and interactions among researchers.

A doctoral/postdoctoral consortium will be an important part of the meeting to support the next generation of trans-disciplinary researchers and artists. Partial funding, based on a competitive curated selection of applicants, is available, please see conference website for further information and application procedure.
Trans-disciplinary faculty and artists are also invited to participate. Please contact the Conference Chair at jlcontreras-vidal@uh.edu (http://www.ee.uh.edu/faculty/contreras-vidal)
For information about the schedule, current list of confirmed speakers, and sponsors, please visit http://yourbrainonart.egr.uh.edu/

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/