SBRI Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute - France (Lyon)

Conference by Peggy Gerardin at the museum of Beaux-Arts of Montréal

Date event : October 18, 2017 - 5:30pm Conference / Talk Published on 10/16/2017 - 9:40am

To highlight the 10th anniversary of Montréal InVivo and to close the 30th edition of Entretiens Jacques Cartier, Rémi Quirion, the Chief Scientist of Quebec, Frank Béraud, the Chief Executive Officer of Montréal InVivo, Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Frédéric Bove, Director of the Centre et des Entretiens Jacques Cartier, are pleased to invite you to a cocktail conference with Doctor Peggy Gerardin, a researcher at the Stem-Cell and Brain Research Institute at Inserm in Lyon.

Invited speaker
Peggy Gerardin

Doctor Peggy Gerardin will delve into scientific mysteries, drawing connections between works of art and perceptual processing. She will discuss among other things contrast sensitivity, central and peripheral vision, along with the perception of colour and perspective. How can artistic creations help us better understand how our brains work?


The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Nathalie Bondil.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5.30 p.m.

Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion
1379 Sherbrooke Street West


Exceptionally, the exhibition Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss For All à la Jean Paul Gaultier will be open to attendees of this cocktail hour conference.


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Biography of Peggy Gerardin
Having first trained as an artist, Peggy turned to neurosciences to learn how the brain deciphers the visual world. She is passionately interested in aspects of vision that come into play in the world of art, such as the perception of colour, shapes and light. She also specializes in the study of eye and facial movements and is working on revealing the cerebral activities connected with them. She holds a Masters in Cognitive Sciences from Lyon (France) and a Doctorate from the Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). She pursued further research at the University of California at Irvine (United States), the Université Paris-Descartes (France) and at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Since her return to Lyon in 2007, she has continued her work at the Stem-Cell and Brain Research Institute (SBRI) and still finds in art a great source of inspiration.