What does modern science know about how time moves? Is it possible to invert time, that is, to make it move in the opposite direction? Could Nolan's script come true? These questions are answered by Giacomo Andreoletti, professor of SAS, specializing in the problem of philosophy of time.
Is human behavior a product of brain anatomy and physiology? Can psychology be considered as a biological discipline? What causes mental disorders? Why, despite the impressive advances in scientific knowledge in the post-genomic era, the development of treatments for mental illness remains such a challenge? Ayla Arslan, the SAS professor, will answer these and other questions as part of the “Selected Topics in Biopsychology” online course.
Would you like to go studying abroad but cannot decide if it is worth it? Or are you definitely up for it but still thinking about where to go? Is there no one who can give advice? SAS students will try to help you make the right choice!
GUEST LECTURE “THE SECRETS OF MAGIC WANDS IN ANCIENT EGYPT” BY PROF. ABDEL RAHAMAN MEDHAT
Apotropaic means something the wards against evil, particularly evil demons. In ancient Egypt, demons were a constant concern, and the skill in crafting and the magical properties of apotropaic wands and knives was essential to the effectiveness of these important charms. These wands were made from ivory and incised with protective images of deities including Aker, Thoth, and Bes, pregnant hippopotamus carrying a knife (Taweret), lions, scarabs, and other protective…
RESEARCH TALK “THE KUHNIAN PERSPECTIVE ON INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND INCOMMENSURABILITY” BY PROF. VINCENZO POLITI
Sociological and organizational studies on interdisciplinarity tend to focus on the analysis of the institutional and physical obstacles to the realization of interdisciplinary projects. The building of new capacities for fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and the formation of special committees for evaluating the results of interdisciplinary projects are often proposed as a way to overcome such obstacles. Even after the removal of these barriers, however, interdisciplinary research is difficult and, in…