M&B and SCIoI at Salon Sophie Charlotte: WELTBILDER (world views)
Free entry. No prior registration required.
Many parallel events in the Academy building in German and/or English!
Look at the program: https://salon.bbaw.de/english/
Die Welt im Kopf (The world in our heads)
Host: Jule Specht
Room 327, 3rd floor
Does every person necessarily live with his or her own subjective world view? A neurobiologist, two philosophers, a filmmaker and a mathematician deal with the world in our heads and the question of how it gets there.
Latest insights of brain research into ageing - in German
(Jung im Kopf: Neueste Einsichten der Gehirnforschung in das Älterwerden)
Aging is by no means synonymous with mental deterioration. Rather, middle and old age are phases of human development with certain characteristics, weaknesses, but also special abilities and strengths. On the basis of the latest research, the Braunschweig neurobiologist *Martin Korte* (member of the academy) presents the ageing processes of the brain, which are significant both individually and in the operational context. However, one must learn to understand what the aging brain needs in order to continue to function well, and what one can contribute to it oneself. Ageing neither begins at the age of 60, nor does it proceed in rigid, unchangeable paths. For example, one's own expectations also have an effect on mental performance in old age. And that means: we can influence the aging process of our brain. In this sense, our attitude determines which world we have in our heads and how we see ourselves in this world.
How does the world get into my head? - in German
(Wie kommt die Welt in meinen Kopf?)
Together with moderator Andreas Sentker (DIE ZEIT), the philosophers Joerg Fingerhut (M&B Einstein Group "Consciousness, Emotions, Values") and Miriam Kyselo (SCIoI TU Berlin) discuss the role of brain and body, but also of cultural artifacts in the construction of the world.
Manic VR – Audience Talk - in English
Canadian filmmaker Kalina Bertin talks to psychologist Laura Kaltwasser and the audience about her virtual reality project “Manic VR”, which gives viewers an insight into the world of manic-depressives. (Manic VR can be experienced in rooms 335 & 336, 3rd floor - see below).
„Wer die Welt vernünftig anschaut, den schaut auch sie vernünftig an.“ (Hegel) - in German
("If you look at the world sensibly, it will look at you sensibly.")
The title of the lecture is taken from Hegel, from the introduction to his frequently given lecture on philosophical history. There is no further commentary on the sentence, but one might assume that it describes the emergence of an individual world view that brings the "world rationally into the mind". This contrasts with Alexander von Humboldt's well-known bon mot: "The most dangerous of all world views is that of people who have never looked at the world". In his lecture, the mathematician Jochen Brüning (member of the Academy) interprets the terms used and applies them to today's "world views", especially scientific ones.
Room 335 & 336 3rd floor
Bipolar affective disorder is a severe mental illness characterized by manic and depressive mood swings. The Canadian filmmaker Kalina Bertin has taken the illness of her two siblings Felicia and François as an opportunity to develop an impressive virtual reality project that gives viewers an insight into the world of experience of those who are ill.
Duration of VR experience: 15 minutes.
At the Academy you will have to register for a specific session and turn up 10 minutes ahead of time to take your place.