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Creative Tastebuds: Exploring how brain and culture collaborate on taste

Article Part of European Region of Gastronomy 2017 A symposium presented by Taste for Life, Aarhus University, Aarhus 2017 and More Creative

 

 

By confronting natural and human sciences, this symposium raises new questions about taste. We invite the audience to wonder with us: what are the connections between culture and brain when it comes to taste? Natural sciences and humanities tend to work in disparate spheres to understand how we come to like certain foods and dislike others. 

At Taste for Life we believe the time has come to work in a more interdisciplinary way and develop new understandings of taste. The symposium will present viewpoints from leading individuals from both the arts and the sciences, and performers from the creative sector will explore and challenge these viewpoints by engaging in a dialogue with scholars as well as orchestrating experiments with the audience

Featuring
OLE G. MOURITSEN, CHARLES SPENCE, AMY TRUBEK, PAUL ROZIN, DAVID HOWES, DAVID SUTTON, GORDON SHEPHERD, CAROLE COUNIHAN, LONE WIGGERS, MARK SCHATZKER, MARIJE VOGELZANG, THORSTEN SCHMIDT

DATE
4th – 5th September

VENUE
Aarhus Theatre

AUDIENCE
Adults

Mentioned in the article

Associate Professor, PhD

Anthropologist. Associate Professor, PhD, Aarhus University

Susanne Højlund is part of the focus area Learning. In Taste for Life she examines and mediates how children create and share knowledge about taste.