This workshop discussed recent changes in the understanding of brain function and their implications on our thinking and consciousness. it discusses the foundational role of movement and social interaction in our cognition, which also underpins our profoundly social nature and is reflected in our development of art and religion, which is considered a special case of art. Ways to rehabilitate the socially beneficial elements of religion to overcome death anxiety and foster direly needed social cooperation will be discussed.
Dorothea Leicher is a retired Modern Psychoanalyst who has had a long-standing interest in how our behavior shapes our self-awareness and the cognitive function of art. Her current project is to examine her changes in thinking influenced by extensive cruising on a sailboat.