Conferences and symposiums

One day symposium: Brain and Culture - in honour of Georg Klein

2017-05-1709:30 Aula Medica, Campus SolnaCampus Solna

Karolinska Institutet is pleased and proud to announce – for the second year – this one day meeting on Brain and Culture and how they connect. It will put our attention to this dynamic interdisciplinary theme, and to the fact that leading universities in the world are making seminal and solid contributions to this scientific field.   

This symposium is organized by the Cultural Brain initiative, by the committee for Cultural affairs at KI and by the George and Eva Klein foundation. It is open to all interested and it is free to participate. However we urge you to register on this site. Registration guarantees participation but does not include food during the lunch break. The lectures will be interspersed with musical performances. The day will be concluded with a panel discussion on aspects of “Brain and Culture” with invited participants.

This year’s event, open to all, is organized in tribute to professor George Klein, who died last December. George Klein in many ways acted in both these arenas, the medical sciences and the humanities. He has served as one important source of inspiration for this program at KI, and through his writings did much to introduce the concept of flow to a Swedish audience. This year we are honored to invite the researcher who first described the flow experience, internationally leading psychologist and flow researcher Mihály Csíkszentmihályi to give the first ever George Klein lecture.



Professor Hanna Damasio, University of Southern California, U.S.A

Professor Antonio Damasio, University of Southern California, U.S.A

Professor Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Claremont Graduate University, U.S.A

Professor Laurel Trainor, McMaster University, Canada

Musical performances

Sharon Bezaly von Bahr, flute

Fredrik Ullén, piano

Joakim Milder, saxophone

Alexander Zethson, piano

Trumpet ensemble, Lilla Akademien



View the program online here

Registration (NOW CLOSED)

The registration is closed since the meeting is now fully booked



Organising Committee

Professor Gunnar Bjursell
Professor Fredrik Ullén
Professor Ingemar Ernberg

Contact person: Louise Von Essen
AlumniCulture Medicine