ARTH 4206 Neuroesthetics: Creativity and the Brain
Discipline(s): Art History
Available: fall semester 2023, spring semester 2024
Instructor: Tiziana Landra
Course Type: Fine Arts
This lecture course introduces students to Neuroaesthetics, a new discipline that aims at understanding the brain and psychological mechanisms that underpin aesthetic appreciation and art making. The course will survey the questions and concepts that Neuroaesthetics addresses, as well as its historical antecedents, its history and its findings. At the crossroads between aesthetics, the psychology of the arts and neuroscience, the course will engage students in a constant dialogue between art and science.