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Semir Zeki

Semir Zeki is a pioneer in the study of the human brain’s visual function and is among the greatest living neuroscientists. Professor of Neurobiology at London’s University College, since 1995 he is Head of Wellcome’s Cognitive Neurobiology Department. In 2008 he became the first Professor of Neuroaesthetics at the University College, London. His research, focusing on human vision, has developed from his neuroanatomy studies, that he gradually integrated with the psycho-cognitive approach. Prof. Zeki is member of the Royal Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences (London), and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the winner of a large number of awards. His books published are: Balthus ou la quête de l'essentiel written with Balthus himself (Les Belles Lettres, 1995); A Vision of the Brain (1993); Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain (1999); Law and the Brain with Oliver Goodenough (2006); Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity and the Quest for Human Happiness (2009).
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