Art & Mind Symposium 31

Friday 13 September 2019. 7pm at October Gallery

Professor Adam Zeman

The Mind’s Eye

This Symposium will be devoted to one of the most fascinating of recent enquiries into our brains and the way they work. Adam Zeman, Professor of Neurology at Exeter University, will be our guest speaker. He and his team at The Mind’s Eye Project have been looking at ‘aphantasia’ (the lack of visual imagination) and ‘hyperphantasia’ (the ability to visualise in great detail). Many people with aphantasia are working as professional artists, designers and architects. How do they produce their work without using visual imagination?

Prof. Zeman trained in Medicine at Oxford University Medical School, after a first degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and later in Neurology in Oxford, at The National Hospital for Neurology in Queen Square, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He moved to Edinburgh in 1996, as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer (later Reader) in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and to the Peninsula Medical School (now University of Exeter Medical School) in September 2005 as Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology. His specialised clinical work is in cognitive and behavioural neurology, including neurological disorders of sleep.

The price of the evening is £25 per person. This includes entry and an excellent set two course meal. Vegetarian option available. There will be a pay bar for drinks.

The event details are as follows:

Friday 13 September 2019

The Mind’s Eye

Professor Adam Zeman


October Gallery

24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL

Drinks from 7pm

Sit down for dinner 7.45pm

Professor Adam Zeman  8.45pm