Your Brain on Art Book Launch and Discussion
Join us for a lively discussion about the book Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us with co-authors Susan Magsamen, Director of the International Arts and Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University, and Ivy Ross, Vice President of Hardware Design at Google, in dialogue with WYPR host Tom Hall. Additional panelists include Johns Hopkins University professors John Krakauer and Meg Chisolm and arts and health artist Fred Johnson.
Your Brain on Art shares the new science behind humanity’s evolutionary birthright- to make and behold art and its power to transform our lives. What artists have always known, and researchers are now proving is the arts, in all its forms, amplify physical and mental health, learning and flourishing and build stronger communities.
We’re on the verge of a cultural shift in which the arts and aesthetics can deliver potent, accessible, and proven solutions for the well-being of everyone. Through the lens of the expanding field of neuroaesthetics, the authors introduce world-renowned researchers, clinicians, and arts practitioners on the cutting edge of science, the arts and technology who are revolutionizing how we think about and engage with the arts.
Books will be available for sale at the event along with a book signing with authors.
Registration is encouraged. Seating is first-come, first-served.