UCSB Reads Author Event
Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us
“Your Brain on Art explores the new science of neuroaesthetics, a way of reimagining how to live that includes art as an essential part of the human experience and an unexpected doorway to healing.” – Mark Hyman, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Young Forever
Can visiting a museum help someone conquer feelings of loneliness, or even stave off the advent of dementia? In Your Brain on Art, authors Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross explore the wide variety of connections that contemporary neuroscience has established between artistic practice, aesthetic experience and optimal cognitive functioning. Susan Magsamen is the founder and director of the International Arts + Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University. Ivy Ross is the vice president of hardware design at Google.
Co-presented with UCSB Library as part of UCSB Reads 2024, with support from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
A program of the UCSB Library, UCSB Reads brings the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities together by reading a common book that explores compelling issues of our time