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SGEM Florence Conference Workshops

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Call for workshops and performances in Florence

We present you with three of the already confirmed workshops for this year's SGEM Florence Conference. Part of one of the main focuses of SWS Scientific Society – the prolific rendezvous of Science and Art – these sessions will immerse you into the creative realms where scientific achievements enrich the artistic imagination and vice versa. Our mission is to facilitate the conversation between the artists and the scientists in order to show how elucidating and inspiring their collaboration could be.

We invite you to participate with your own workshop or as a spectator, and why not both. It's up to you!

Follow the links below for more detailed information about our workshop sessions:

Call for Workshops

Call for Performers


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Last call for SGEM Florence Conference

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Extended deadlines for SGEM Florence Conference

This year we decided to extend the deadlines for registration in the SGEM Florence Conference to give you even more time and chances to participate. There are 5 more days for you to register. Don't waste this opportunity. Below, you can take a look at the special promotions that we have prepared for you.

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The therapeutic effects of Psychedelics

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The scientific renaissance of mind-altering drugs

In 1938, Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman discovered a really interesting substance - LSD. It turned out that that is one of the most intense and strong mind-altering drugs that we know so far. But it is not like any other drug. It turned out that it provokes not only beautiful imagery and love in human imagination but that it has particular therapeutic effects. Moreover, the entheogens (psychoactive substances) had been in use long before their 20th-century revival. They were a necessary part of many rituals, sacraments, medical practices in the past. You can take a look at this short introduction to Psychedelics.

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Using Mozart to treat medication-resistant epilepsy

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Music can reduce electrical activity surges in some patients

Researchers at Dartmouth University working on a program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation are examining the effects of listening to Mozart on epilepsy patients resistant to medication. Data from the study indicates that controlled exposure to this stimulus might modulate electrical activity in the frontal cortices of the brain.

The findings have the potential for an intervention that is noninvasive and can help patients who experience suboptimal outcomes with pharmaceutical therapeutics.

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Thoughts to reflect on

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Euripides

"Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm; great good fortune comes to failure in the end. All is change; all yields its place and goes; to persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs."


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