We began our visit to La Jolla with lattes at the Brick & Bell Cafe




At his studio, Robert Irwin discussed perception and introduced members to his new art.  

Robert Irwin designed The Central Garden at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles

and architecture/landscape at Dia Beacon in New York.


After the discussion members visited the Museum of Contemporty Art in La Jolla

where Robert Irwin was part of a group exhibition.





Windows, by Robert Irwin, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla




MOCASD in La Jolla



Two Running Violet V Forms, by Robert Irwin,

on the campus of the University of California, San Diego




At UCSD, Ayse Pinar Saygin, PhD,

directs the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology Lab.

She discussed the relationship between movement and perception.





At a home in La Jolla Shores, Sara Mednick, a professor of psychiatry at UC, Riverside

and author of ‘Take a Nap’ discussed how napping and sleep affects human performance.






Rafael Nunez, PhD, director of the Embodied Cognition Laboratory, UCSD,

that investigates how cognition is grounded on the peculiarities, experiences,

and limitations of the human body, discussed language and perception and embodiment.





David Edelman introduced members to his newly formed octopus lab

at The Neurosciences Institute.

David discussed his research with octopus exploring cognition and consciousness.






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