The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and
The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Present

"Creativity in the Arts: A Neuronal Hypothesis"

a Lecture by

Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux

College de France & Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 4PM

UC San Diego, Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) Bldg, Room 149
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Professor Changeux is one of the most distinguished scientists of our era, having made major breakthrough discoveries in both biochemistry and neurobiology. In addition to his scientific accomplishments, he has organized art exhibitions, served as chair of the inter-ministry commission for the conservation of French artistic heritage, and written on the subject of art and philosophy and their relation to neuroscience.


The mission of the Clarke Center for Human Imagination is to help our world become more effective at harnessing the gift of imagination. By combining perspectives from the sciences, arts, humanities, engineering and medicine, the center pursue issues that are timely—but currently under-explored—through UC San Diego and its global network of scientific and cultural partners.

Sheldon Brown is the Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. He is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Visual Arts, Site Director of the NSF Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR), Co-PI and Artist-in-Residence of Calit2 and former director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). Brown's work combines computer science research with vanguard cultural production. The outcomes of his work are exhibited in art and science museums, technology conferences and public art commissions around the world.

Photo courtesy of Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux and France Culture Plus