I founded the Instituto de Neuroartes in New York in 2003.
During many years art, perception, mental health were my main topics of interest: in my studies, my research, my conversations with friends, musicians, artists, physicians, philosophers, (neuro)scientists. I wanted to reflect on human perception, to explore ways to relate art and mental health for individual and collective wellbeing. Over the years and as a natural result of my conversations, I knited a transdisciplinary network of profesional in three continents; we shared our reflexions with the purpose to act locally by taking into account our cultural differences and similarities. This international network of artists, philosophers, physicists, neuroscientists, physicians, biologists, psychologists does contribute to the practical and theoretical framework of our proposals. As a post-materialist initiative Neuroartes implies the formulation of new ideas on human perception, imagination, education, knowledge and its purpose, wisdom and individual and collective wellbeing. The Instituto was born as a natural extension of this active network: it does invite to a dialogue with the purpose of putting into practice our reflexions
We suggest a series of reflexions on how to understand the human mind and consciousness based on neuroscience, quantum mechanics and the several Buddhist traditions. It is necessary to open a dialogue between various traditions of thinking.
We propose a pluralist epistemology in order to design transdisciplinary guidelines to develop social programs to promote mental health. We work on human and spiritual development.
Founder and director
Edmond Wright. Poet. Philosopher. In memoriam.
Michael B. Mensky. Physicist. In memoriam.
Luc Delannoy. Writer. Philosopher.
Cileni Pasten. Visual artist.
Ana Fabiola Medina. Visual artist.
Sara Hernández. Visual artist. Therapeutic techniques.
Ania Solska. Poet.
Myriam García. Philosopher.
Pablo Mondragon. Musician.
Emilce Jacobchuk. Teacher. Musician.
Astrid Gutierrez. Visual arts.
Araceli Hidalgo. Artist.
Richard Loebell. Philosopher. Writer.
Fernando Huesca. Philosopher.
Iván Méndez González. Poet. Teacher.
Heriberto Zorilla. Visual artist.
Helena Distefano. Visual artist.
Soledad Gasman. Writer.
Bernard Legros. Writer. Musician.
Javier Díaz. Actor.
David Edelman. Neuroscientist.
Benjamin Ortiz. Architect.
Claudia Lavista. Choreographer.
Omar Carrum. Choreographer.
Soledad Galdames. Sociologist.
Amilcar Borges de Barros. Teacher. Choreographer.
Sofia Ortiz. Mental health profesional.
Natalia Syrotynska. Musician. Teacher.
Viktor Karpov. Teacher.
Camille Laurelli. Visual Artist.
Daiana Méndez. Visual Artist.
Universidad de Valparaiso, Facultad de Medicina, Valparaiso, Chile.
Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.
Hospital de Salud Mental, Valparaiso, Chile.
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Santiago, Chili
Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente, Ciudad de México, México
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Consejo Nacional de las Artes, Monterrey, México
Universidad Católica de Ucrania, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Lviv, Ucrania.
Academia Nacional de Música, Lviv, Ucrania.
Instituto de Investigaciones en Arte Moderno, Kyiv, Ucrania.
Eesti Interaktiivne Videomangude Muuseum, Tallinn, Estonia.
European Networking on Independent Living, Brussels, Belgium.