Fondazione Prada

Culture and Consciousness 9 – 13 Nov 2020

Discussion 5 | Giulio Tononi

CONSCIOUSNESS: THE STILL OPEN QUESTIONS (TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES)

The last speech by psychiatrist and neuroscientist Giulio Tononi Consciousness and Our Place in Nature

Discussion 5 | Michele Di Francesco

CONSCIOUSNESS: THE STILL OPEN QUESTIONS (TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES)

Philosopher Michele Di Francesco presents his speech Fifty Years of Consciousness: A Philosophical History

Discussion 4 | Idan Segev

EVOLUTION OF CULTURE: HOW FAR WE WILL GO? (FROM ANTHROPOLOGY TO TECHNOLOGY)

Design for a Creative Brain is the title of the speech by neuroscientist Idan Segev

Discussion 4 | Ian Tattersall

EVOLUTION OF CULTURE: HOW FAR WE WILL GO? (FROM ANTHROPOLOGY TO TECHNOLOGY)
Ian Tattersall introduces his speech
Culture as the Ultimate Expression of Evolution

Discussion 3 | Andrea Moro

THE LANGUAGES OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Watch the introduction by neurolinguist Andrea Moro to his speech Impossible Languages: Infinity as the Fingerprint of the Human Mind

Discussion 3 | Stanislas Dehaene

THE LANGUAGES OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Cognitive psychologist Stanislas Dehaene introduces his speech Human Singularity: Which Aspects of Consciousness Are Shared with Other Primates and Which Are Unique?

Discussion 2 | Antonio Damasio

FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL NEUROIMAGING
Watch the first minutes of Antonio Damasio’s speech On the Biology of Feeling and Consciousness

Discussion 2 | Eve Marder

FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL NEUROIMAGING
A short introduction of neurobiologist Eve Marder’s speech Individual Differences and Differential Resilience

Discussion 1 | Jean-Pierre Changeux

NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux introduces his speech The Connectomics of Conscious Processing: From the Molecular to the Cultural Level

Discussion 1 | Mavi Sánchez-Vives

NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
An introduction of the speech by Neuroscientist Mavi Sánchez-Vives titled In the Search for Consciousness: Brain Processing of Real and Virtual Worlds

Interview with Giancarlo Comi

Giancarlo Comi, President of Scientific board of “Human Brains”, provides an overview of the complex multidisciplinary project. A program in constant evolution, “Human Brains” aims to experiment new collaboration among scientists and scholars thus testing innovative communication formats addressed to a heterogeneous and international public.

Interview with Chiara Costa

Chiara Costa, Head of Programs of Fondazione Prada, describes the origin of the foundation’s interest in neuroscience and illustrates the main themes that will be addressed by the project over the next three years.

Press conference

The program of “Human Brains” was presented during a live streamed press conference on 22 October 2020. Speakers included Giancarlo Comi, President of “Human Brains” Scientific Committee, Massimo Cacciari, Member of the Scientific Committee and Chiara Costa, Head of Programs of Fondazione Prada.

Culture and Consciousness overview

The first chapter of “Human Brains” is an online conference taking place from 9 to 13 November 2020. Five daily discussions focused on the study of consciousness in neurosciences. Each panel will include a debate between two scholars coordinated by one or more moderators.

Human Brains overview

For the first time, Fondazione Prada undertook a multidisciplinary project for the study of scientific themes in depth. “Human Brains,” is a program of exhibitions, debates and publishing activities that will take place from November 2020 to November 2022.