12th
SYMPOSIUM
DÜRNSTEIN
MARCH 23-25,
2023

THE BRAIN AND ITS SOCIETY

PROGRAM

Find out more about the 2023 event program or about speakers in detail by activating the links.

 

 

Overview of all lectures

Thursday, 23. März 2023

  • 05:30 -
  • 06:00 PM
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  • 06:00 -
  • 06:45 PM
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  • 06:45 -
  • 07:00 PM
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Ursula Baatz, Curator of the Dürnstein Symposium.

 

  • 07:00 -
  • 08:30 PM
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Adelheid Kastner, specialist in psychiatry and neurology, primary physician at the Department of Psychiatry with a forensic focus at Kepler University Hospital Linz. Michael Mayrhofer Professor and Head of Institute for Public Law at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Judge of the Austrian Constitutional Court. Sabine T. Köszegi, Professor of Labor Science and Organization, Vienna University of Technology. Giovanni Rubeis, Professor of and Head of the Department of Biomedical Ethics and Health Care Ethics at Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences.

 

 

  • 08:30 -
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Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

 

Moderation of the opening evening: Mari Lang, Journalist, ORF

Program subject to change.

Friday, 24. März 2023

  • 09:00 -
  • 09:20 AM
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Provost Petrus Stockinger.

 

  • 09:30 -
  • 10:30 AM
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Werner Vogd, Professor of Sociology at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

 

  • 10:30 -
  • 11:00 AM
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Break
  • 11:00 -
  • 12:00 PM
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Simon Hippenmeyer, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Life Sciences Research Area Chair, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA).

  • 12:00 -
  • 12:15 PM
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Silvia Stoller, Philosopher, Universities of Graz and Vienna.
Martin G. Weiß, Assoc. Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt.

 

  • 12:15 -
  • 01:00 PM
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Simon Hippenmeyer, Silvia Stoller, Werner Vogd and Martin Weiß. Moderation: Martin Tauss, Editor Die FURCHE.

 

  • 01:00 -
  • 02:30 PM
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Break
  • 01:40 -
  • 02:30 PM
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  • 03:30 PM
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Florence Thibaut, Professor of Psychiatry at Cochin-Tarnier University Hospital, Paris Cité University, President of the International Association for Women's Mental Health.
 

 

  • 03:30 -
  • 04:00 PM
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Nathalie Rieser, Psychologist with research focus on cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, University of Zurich.

 

  • 04:00 -
  • 04:30 PM
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Karin Matko, Research Assistant at the Chair of General and Biopsychology, Chemnitz University of Technology.

 

  • 04:30 -
  • 05:00 PM
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Break
  • 05:00 -
  • 05:30 PM
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Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Professor of Religious Education at the University of Graz.

 

  • 05:30 -
  • 06:15 PM
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Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Simon Hippenmeyer, Karin Matko und Nathalie Rieser. Moderation: Kirstin Breitenfellner, Author and Publicist.

 

  • 06:15 -
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Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

 

 

Moderation: Joachim Schwendenwein, 21st - Sustainable Futures, Organizational Consultant.

Exhibition "Salon creates stage". The cultural association Salon Dürnstein presents Evi Leuchtgelb (www.evileuchtgelb.at). She will artistically explore and illuminate the theme of the 2023 Symposium using the working method she developed, the scientifically motivated suggestion. This will be the first time that the public space around Dürnstein Abbey will be used as a link between the symposium and the city.

Program subject to change.

Saturday, 25. März 2023

  • 09:00 -
  • 09:20 AM
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Provost Petrus Stockinger.

 

  • 09:30 -
  • 10:30 AM
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Joachim Bauer, em. Professor of Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Freiburg, psychotherapist.

 

  • 10:30 -
  • 11:00 AM
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Break
  • 11:00 -
  • 11:45 AM
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Markus F. Peschl, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science, University of Vienna.

 

  • 11:45 -
  • 12:30 PM
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Giorgia Silani, Assoc. Professor, Institute of Clinical Health Psychology, Research Area Social and Neurocognition, University of Vienna.

 

  • 12:30 -
  • 01:00 PM
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Markus F. Peschl, Helmut Renger, Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, teacher of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), Graz, Giorgia Silani. Moderation: Joachim Schwedenenwein.

 

  • 01:00 -
  • 02:00 PM
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Break
  • 02:00 -
  • 02:45 PM
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Rostam J. Neuwirth, Professor of Law and Head of Department for Global Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Macau (China).

 

 

  • 02:45 -
  • 03:30 PM
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Gerfried Stocker, artistic and managing director of Ars Electronica

 

  • 03:30 -
  • 03:45 PM
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Break
  • 03:45 -
  • 04:30 PM
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Rostam J. Neuwirth, Markus F. Peschl, Gerfried Stocker and speakers of the Symposium. Moderation: Doris Helmberger-Fleckl, Chief Editor Die FURCHE.

 

Moderation: Joachim Schwendenwein, 21st - Sustainable Futures, Organizational Consultant.

Exhibition "Salon creates stage". The cultural association Salon Dürnstein presents Evi Leuchtgelb (www.evileuchtgelb.at). She will artistically explore and illuminate the theme of the 2023 Symposium using the working method she developed, the scientifically motivated suggestion. This will be the first time that the public space around Dürnstein Abbey will be used as a link between the symposium and the city.

Program subject to change.

Thursday, 23. März 2023

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 05:30 - 06:00 PM
  • Admission.

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 06:00 - 06:45 PM
  • Opening.

  • 06:45 - 07:00 PM
  • Blackbox brain? Why it is necessary but not sufficient.

  • Lecture
  • Ursula Baatz, Curator of the Dürnstein Symposium.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 07:00 - 08:30 PM
  • How much future does the human brain have? On the discussion about artificial intelligence.

  • Panel
  • Adelheid Kastner, specialist in psychiatry and neurology, primary physician at the Department of Psychiatry with a forensic focus at Kepler University Hospital Linz. Michael Mayrhofer Professor and Head of Institute for Public Law at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Judge of the Austrian Constitutional Court. Sabine T. Köszegi, Professor of Labor Science and Organization, Vienna University of Technology. Giovanni Rubeis, Professor of and Head of the Department of Biomedical Ethics and Health Care Ethics at Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences.

     

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 08:30
  • Get together.

  • Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

     

Friday, 24. März 2023

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 09:00 - 09:20 AM
  • Morning impulse in the collegiate Church.

  • Additional program
  • Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

    • © Werner Vogd
  • 09:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Anyone who wants to unravel the mystery of the human brain encounters company

  • Lecture
  • Werner Vogd, Professor of Sociology at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

     

    • © Simon Hippenmeyer
  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Insights into the Brain - How Genetics Controls Brain Development.

  • Lecture
  • Simon Hippenmeyer, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Life Sciences Research Area Chair, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA).

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 12:00 - 12:15 PM
  • Brain and Biopolitics.

  • Statement
  • Silvia Stoller, Philosopher, Universities of Graz and Vienna.
    Martin G. Weiß, Assoc. Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 12:15 - 01:00 PM
  • Brain and Biopolitics.

  • Panel
  • Simon Hippenmeyer, Silvia Stoller, Werner Vogd and Martin Weiß. Moderation: Martin Tauss, Editor Die FURCHE.

     

  • 01:40 - 02:30 PM
  • Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the monastery "Discovering the Valuable".

  • Additional program
  •  Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

    • Florence Thibaut
  • 02:30 - 03:30 PM
  • The female brain

  • Lecture
  • Florence Thibaut, Professor of Psychiatry at Cochin-Tarnier University Hospital, Paris Cité University, President of the International Association for Women's Mental Health.
     

     

    • © Serge Schoemaker
  • 03:30 - 04:00 PM
  • Psychedelic substances in a therapeutic setting? A research report.

  • Lecture
  • Nathalie Rieser, Psychologist with research focus on cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, University of Zurich.

     

    • © Günther Brauer
  • 04:00 - 04:30 PM
  • How does meditation work?

  • Lecture
  • Karin Matko, Research Assistant at the Chair of General and Biopsychology, Chemnitz University of Technology.

     

    • © Hans-Ferdinand Angel
  • 05:00 - 05:30 PM
  • Credition: Fluid Faith between God and Science. On the Relationship between Neuroscience and Theology.

  • Lecture
  • Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Professor of Religious Education at the University of Graz.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 05:30 - 06:15 PM
  • Religion - an illusion of the brain?

  • Panel
  • Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Simon Hippenmeyer, Karin Matko und Nathalie Rieser. Moderation: Kirstin Breitenfellner, Author and Publicist.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 06:15
  • Get together.

  • Ending the evening with wine & bread. 

     

     

Saturday, 25. März 2023

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 09:00 - 09:20 AM
  • Morning impulse in the collegiate Church.

  • Additional program
  • Provost Petrus Stockinger.

     

  • 09:30 - 10:30 AM
  • The human self from a neurobiological perspective: its emergence, its role as a social contact, and its importance as an "inner physician"

  • Lecture
  • Joachim Bauer, em. Professor of Psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Freiburg, psychotherapist.

     

    • © Markus F. Peschl
  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM
  • On the creativity of reality: cognition as an interface between humans, the environment, and the future.

  • Lecture
  • Markus F. Peschl, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science, University of Vienna.

     

    • © Giorgia Silani
  • 11:45 - 12:30 PM
  • Understanding empathy from a neurodiverse perspective.

  • Lecture
  • Giorgia Silani, Assoc. Professor, Institute of Clinical Health Psychology, Research Area Social and Neurocognition, University of Vienna.

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 12:30 - 01:00 PM
  • Human images in neurobiology.

  • Panel
  • Markus F. Peschl, Helmut Renger, Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, teacher of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), Graz, Giorgia Silani. Moderation: Joachim Schwedenenwein.

     

    • ©2022 Rostam J. Neuwirth
  • 02:00 - 02:45 PM
  • The Brain between Law and Neurotechnology: Exemplified by Subliminal AI Systems.

  • Lecture
  • Rostam J. Neuwirth, Professor of Law and Head of Department for Global Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Macau (China).

     

     

    • © Ars Electronica /Robert Bauernhansl
  • 02:45 - 03:30 PM
  • The other "I". The image of human beings in AI

  • Lecture
  • Gerfried Stocker, artistic and managing director of Ars Electronica

     

    • © Klaus Ranger
  • 03:45 - 04:30 PM
  • Final discussion: the future of the human brain.

  • Panel
  • Rostam J. Neuwirth, Markus F. Peschl, Gerfried Stocker and speakers of the Symposium. Moderation: Doris Helmberger-Fleckl, Chief Editor Die FURCHE.