[artinfo] The Phantom Limb

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Mon Nov 29 19:29:06 CET 2004

The Phantom Limb Phenomena: A Neurobiological Diagnosis With 
Aesthetic Cultural and Philosophical Implications.

A conference to be held at Goldsmiths College, Saturday and Sunday, 
January 15th, and 16th, 2005.

Organized by Warren Neidich, Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths 
College and Jules Davidoff, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths 

Since its original description in 1866 by the Neurologist S. Mitchell 
the phantom limb phenomena has attracted many scholars across a broad 
spectrum of discourses. It describes the condition, found in many 
amputees, in which sensation of the removed limb persists. As such it 
has served as a metaphor for many ideas in other fields beyond the 
scope of neurobiology and neuro-psychology, such as, philosophy, 
psychoanalysis, cultural studies, anthropology, visual cultural, 
literature, film and art. This conference will investigate the 
1.The Cognitive Neuroscientific and Neuropsychological Implications 
of the Phantom Limb
2. The Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Implications of the Phantom Limb
3.The Phantom Limb as Cultural Probe 4:  Artistic Responses to the 
Phantom Limb.

For more information and sign up application form go to


upcoming events. Or contact j.goldstein at gold.ac.uk or

w.neidich at gold.ac.uk.

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