We are happy to announce the Third Annual Julesz Lecture on Brain Research by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran. The topic of Dr. Ramachandran's lecture is "What Neurology Can Reveal About the Human Mind: The Moving Mind: Body, Brain, and Creativity" and will take place on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall in Piscataway, NJ.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Livingston Campus Center, Livingston Hall, Piscataway, NJ


Julesz Béla
Béla Julesz (1928-2003)
  • State of NJ Prof. (Rutgers Psych)
  • US National Academy of Sciences
  • Heineken Prize, Dutch Academy
  • MacArthur “Genius” Award
  • Julesz’s Foundations of Cyclopean Perception was selected among the top 100 influential works on cognitive science in 20th century
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Salvador Dali's "Cybernetic Odalisque - Homage to Béla Julesz" (1978) 
(Best seen with red-green glasses)
4:30 - 4:35pm
Introduction by Professor Brian McLaughlin
4:35 - 4:40pm Tribute to Bela Julesz by Professor Eileen Kowler
4:40 - 4:45pm Speaker Introduction by Professor Alan Gilchrist
4:45 - 5:45pm

dr-ramachandranLecture by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Director, Center for Brain and Cognition
Distinguished Professor, Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program, University of California, San Diego
Adjunct Professor of Biology, the Salk Institute


"What Neurology Can Reveal About the Human Mind: The Moving Mind: Body, Brain, and Creativity"

Despite breathtaking progress in brain imaging, our knowledge of how the human brain works remains rudimentary; what we need are conceptual advances. Even Freud recognized that the key to understanding human nature and human consciousness lies in neuroscience; especially what currently goes by the name cognitive neuroscience. Our lab studies behavioral deficits arising from focal brain changes. We will use three neurological syndromes to illustrate this approach; xenomelia, phantom limb, and synesthesia. The implications of these syndromes for understanding hitherto enigmatic and elusive aspects of the mind will be explored.

5:45 - 6:05pm
Q & A / Discussion
6:15 - 7:30pm Reception



"The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human"

"A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers"


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Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Organizing Committee

Co-Sponsored By

  • Thomas Papathomas
  • Alan Gilchrist
  • Eileen Kowler
  • Brian McLaughlin
  • Maggie Shiffrar
  • Troy Shinbrot
  • Bruce Tesar
  • Elizabeth B. Torres