All Centre Talks

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This is a complete list of all talks held at the Centre (2022-present):

15th of February 2022
Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing: Ancient wisdom through a modern lens
Dr Shamil Chandaria, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

1st of March 2022
From harmonics to enlightenment: Links between harmonics, nature, brain and consciousness
Dr Selen Atasoy, University of Oxford, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, UK

Trinity Term 2021/22:

Week 1, Apr 26th
Logarithms of well-being: What information decomposition can show us about self and boundaries
Dr Fernando Rosas, Imperial College London and University of Sussex, UK

Week 2, May 3rd
Brain dynamics of encoding and recognising temporal sequences: Insight from music
Dr Leonardo Bonetti, University of Oxford, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, UK

Week 3, May 10th
Who’s Upside Down; Us or the Bats? Evoking Empathy with Animal Portraiture
Tim Flach, Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 4, May 17th
The Empathy Museum
Clare Patey, Empathy Museum, UK

Week 5, May 24th
Hidden Music: Sonic translations of Nature
Prof Milton Mermikides, University of Surrey & Royal College of Music London, UK. Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 6, May 31st
“The science of hedonia and eudaimonia: State-of-the-art”
Prof Morten L Kringelbach, University of Oxford, UK

Week 7, June 7th
Post-traumatic stress disorder: The role of an episodic memory
Prof Yair Bar-Haim, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Week 8, June 14th
Groove on the brain
Prof Peter Vuust, Center for Music in the brain, Aarhus University/Royal Academy of Music, Denmark

Week 8, June 17th
“Emergence and function of irreversibility in neural systems”
Dr Christopher Lynn, Centre for the Physics of Biological Function, Princeton University, USA

Week 9, June 21st
The science of emergence: When many become one
Dr Pedro Mediano, Imperial College

Michaelmas term 2022/23:

Week 1, October 11th
The Bayesian Brain and Meditation: A predictive processing account of radical changes in the character of phenomenal experience
Dr Shamil Chandaria, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, Linacre College, University of Oxford

Week 2, October 18th
Music for improving sleep and well-being: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Prof Kira Vibe Jespersen, Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Week 3, October 25th
Empathy, connection and the power of listening: Listening volunteer for the Samaritans
Mark Haddon

Week 4, November 1st
“Emergence of Consciousness and Becoming a Person”
Prof Hugo Lagercrantz, Karolinska Institut, Sweden

Week 5, November 8th
Much ado about noise: Delusions and the brain
Prof Predrag Petrovic, Karolinska Institut, Sweden

Week 6, November 15th
“Understanding the exploration of human suffering”
Prof Suzanne Oosterwijk, University of Amsterdam, Holland

Week 7, November 22nd
“Unfolding boredom and discovering origami”
Dr Lizzie Burns, Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Week 8, November 29th
Becoming a good ancestor: The search for Human Flourishing”
Dr Roman Krznaric, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, University of Oxford, UK

Hilary term 2022/23:

Week 1, January 17th
From beast machines to dreamachines
Prof Anil Seth, University of Sussex

Week 2, January 24th
How opioids affect well-being
Prof Siri Leknes, University of Oslo, Norway

Week 3, January 31st
Psychological and neuropsychological mechanisms for human interaction through music
Prof Peter Keller, Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Week 7, February 28th
“The Nature of Flourishing”
Caspar Henderson, Oxford

Week 8, March 7th
Why killing the dead makes people happy
Prof John Blair, University of Oxford

Week 10, March 21th
Jhana meditation:  the neuroscience of high arousal contemplation
Jonas Mago, McGill University, Canada

Trinity term 2022/23:

Week 1, April 25th
Dynamics of Drug induced Neuromodulations and Neuroadaptations
Prof Jan Ramaekers, University of Maastricht, Holland

Week 2, May 2nd
“The art of memory: a scientific approach to learning and problem solving”
Vanni De Luca

Week 3, May 9th (Note: hosted at Linacre College)
“Global Art in Local Art Worlds: Changing Hierarchies of Value”
Dr Vibe Nielsen (University of Oxford) & Professor Jens Sejrup (University of Copenhagen)

Week 4, May 16th
“Signals from the Brain: A Tale of Dynamics and Networks”
Professor Dimitri van der Ville, EPFL, Switzerland

Week 4, May 18th
“How major depressive disorder impacts on human flourishing and ways to proceed”
Professor Eric Ruhe, Radboud University, Holland

Week 5, May 23rd
Leonardo and the turbulence of mind
Professor Gustavo Deco, ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Week 6, May 30th
Oscillatory modes at the basis of a brain melody in health and disease
Dr Joana Cabral, University of Minho, Portugal

Week 9, June 21st (note: Wednesday)
“Treatment of Erotomania: Forensic Psychotherapy with a Woman Whose Love Could Kill”
Anna Motz, Oxford

Monday July 17th
“Classic psychedelics: what are they and how might they work?”
Professor Robin Carhart-Harris (University of California, San Francisco)

Tuesday July 25th
“Flourishing and cuteness: Unlocking the parental brain”
Professor Morten L Kringelbach (University of Oxford)

Friday August 25th
“PubChoir”
Astrid Jorgensen (Director, PubChoir)

Michaelmas term 2023/24:

Week 0, Tuesday 3 October 2023
“From Complexity to Action: Urban Mental Health and Interventions”
Professor Claudi Bockting (University of Amsterdam)

Week 2, Tuesday 17 October 2023
“Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Supporting Neurodiversity”
Angela Austin (Autistic Spectrum Solutions)

Week 3, Tuesday 24 October 2023
Could AI become conscious?
Dr Shamil Chandaria (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing, Linacre College, University of Oxford)

Week 4, Tuesday 31 October 2023
“Flourishing: A global health perspective”
Professor Willem Kuyken (Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science, University of Oxford)

Week 5, Tuesday 7 November 2023
“Autistic flourishing: Cognition, coproduction, compassion, and meaningful therapeutic applications”
Dr Eloise Stark (Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing)

Week 6, Tuesday 14 November 2023
“A computational approach to understanding motivational dysfunction in depression”
Professor Jonathan Roiser (University College London)

Week 7, Tuesday 21 November 2023
“Everything is connected”
Annie Cattrell (Artist-in-residence, Centre for Eudaimonia and Human Flourishing)

Week 8, Tuesday 28 November 2023
“The Colonial Roots of Botany – Legacies of Empire in the Botanic Gardens of Oxford and Kew”
Dr Vibe Nielsen (Linacre College and Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford)

Hilary term 2023/24:

Week 1, Tuesday 16 January 2024
“Music and dance mitigate the impacts of age-related neurodegeneration”
Dr Roosa Leimu-Brown

Week 2, Tuesday 23 January 2024
“The Future of Functional Neurosurgery”
Prof Alex Green (University of Oxford)

Week 3, Tuesday 30 January 2024
“Consciousness from micro to macro: network models to bridge neurotransmitters, pharmacology, and cognition”
Dr Andrea Luppi (University of Oxford)