2009 Conference on Neuroesthetics


This year's conference explore the relationship between mirror neurons and mirror systems in the brain. This led researchers, philosophers, scientists to look into whether we read intentions into works of art, and how our knowledge of others influences our actions. 


Atsushi Iriki 
Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, Intellectual Brain Function Research Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan
"Monkey Inferior Parietal Mirror Neurons Coding Action Semantic Equivalences"

Pier Francesco Ferrari
Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale and Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Università di Parma, Parma, Italy
"From Monkey Mirror Neurons to Behavior"

Marco Iacoboni
Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab, Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, California, USA
"Mirroring People: Neural Mechanisms of Mirroring in Humans"

Leonardo Fogassi
 Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Neurosciences, Section of Human Physiology, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
"The properties of mirror neurons in the light of the organization of the motor system"

Luca Turella
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
"Human premotor cortex codes observed goal-related actions irrespective of the physical appearance of the agent"

Corrado Sinigaglia
Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Milano, Italy
"Enactive Understanding and Motor Intentionality"

Ilan M Dinstein
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, USA
"The human mirror neuron challenge"