The science of Neuroaesthetics

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 10 May 2023

Eat your vegetables and do your doodling. The new science of Neuroaesthetics is offering more and more evidence about the healing and preventative aspects of engaging in art. Alzheimer's patients recognize their children after listening to familiar music. Burn patients report less pain when looking paintings during treatment. Professor Susan Magsamen is the founder of the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She and Ivy Ross, he VP of design for hardware at Google, have written a book that explains what happens when we engage with art and why it's so essential for good health. It's called 'Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us.'

Your Brain on Art book cover

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