Welcome to The Beautiful Brain

Screen shot 2009-12-05 at 7.52.41 PMThe Beautiful Brain explores the latest findings from the ever-growing field of neuroscience through monthly podcasts, essays, and reviews, with particular attention to the dialogue between the arts and sciences. The hope is to illuminate important new questions about creativity, the mind of the artist, and the mind of the observer that modern neuroscience is helping us to answer, or at least to provide part of an answer. Instances where art seeks to answer questions of a traditionally scientific nature are also of great interest, and for that reason you will hear from artists as well as scientists on The Beautiful Brain.

In this first iteration of the site, check out the first edition of the podcast, which explores the field of neuroaesthetics, as well as an essay I wrote and a review of a new exhibition in New York City. I will be updating the site through the weeks ahead with new articles and reviews, and the podcast will be a monthly affair. Thanks for checking the site out and let me know if you have any suggestions.

About the author

Noah Hutton

Noah Hutton is a film director and curator, and was named a 2015 Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience and Art.

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  • Although I’ve never heard the term neuroaesthetics, I’ve been fascinated with the subject for a long time. Particularly the role of story in the evolution of the brain. I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen so far, and looking forward to the future of your excellent endeavor.

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