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Art on the Brain

After reading this blurb it inspired me to go out and buy a book on one of my favorite artists.

A blast from the past, but related to the Art and Science series the New York Academy of Sciences is putting on this year, the NYAS in 2006 presented “Visual Art and the Brain.” 

“A daylong symposium entitled Visual Art and the Brain sought to explore different facets of the relationship between art and neuroscience. Sponsored by the City University of New York Science & the Arts program and the New York Academy of Sciences, the symposium presented the viewpoints of neuroscientists, science communicators, and artists who work at the interface of these fundamentally different disciplines.”

They collected a slew of speakers who are all interested in the complexities of art and how it influences the brain. Even though this is an oldie, the gem is really the list of speakers, most of whom are still active in this area of research, and some of whom have been featured on this blog.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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