Ludovica Lumer

Faculty, Department of Psychology, Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca

Ludovica Lumer, a philosopher and neurobiologist, was born in Milan in 1971 and, since 1997, has been working with Semir Zeki at the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology (University College London), where she started researching in the field of neuroesthetics, studying the relationship between visual perception and artistic representation. In 2005 she opened an art gallery in Milan.

She teaches in the Psychology Faculty of the Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca. She is on the Advisory Board of the Montessori Foundation.

She has published many scientific articles in major international journals and art catalogues. Together with Marta dell’Angelo, she published C’è da perderci la testa: Scoprire il cervello giocando con l’arte (Laterza, 2009, Le Pommier, 2010) and, with Semir Zeki, La bella e la bestia: Arte e neuroscienze (Laterza, 2011).

She recently moved to New York where she is attending  the Scholars Program of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Participant In:

Aby Warburg: Art, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis: Day 1

Saturday, October 12th
9:00AM - 4:15PM

Past Event

This two-day symposium explores Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with – and intuitions about – memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image – its elliptical and metaphoric functions – and of affect… read more »