Researchers from various fields, among them theoreticians, computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, biologists and medical researchers work together at The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The multidisciplinary research at ELSC leads to new insights on the relationship between “matter” and “mind,” free will, consciousness and numerous questions on the fundamental nature and uniqueness of human beings. The Art and Brain Week strengthens the bonds between the community and the academia and raises public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Arturo, a chef, is sentenced to community service with a group of youngsters with Asperger’s syndrome. When one of them shows a true passion for cooking and is chosen to take part in a competition in Tuscany, Arturo becomes his mentor and accompanies him on the trip.