A debate at NYU examined whether understanding the neural underpinnings of aesthetic experience can reshape our conceptions of aesthetics and the arts.
Ben Ehrlich reports on The Brain and Music Program, founded by Antonio and Hanna Damasio for the Brain and Creativity Institute.
Noah Hutton reviews a neuroscience-infused multimedia art exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, curated by Ellen K. Levy.
Noah Hutton reviews The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s recent production of The Orpheus Variations. In its innovative blend of live projection and constantly shifting scenery, the play was a fascinating reflection of the constant stitching-together of human consciousness.
A personal essay about the meaning of genius and the importance of intellectual ancestry.
The cold humanists have arrived: a parade of skeptical voices, mostly from the humanities, that has steadily gone about dismissing the brain sciences with a cold, cynical, and doubtful attitude— as if neuroscience has long overstayed its welcome, and must now be hurried out the door. Noah Hutton offers a response.
Inside their intricate worlds, Megan McGlynn’s sculptures hint at the complexity, functionality, and organizational principles of minds.
“Subjective Resonance Imaging” was an international group gallery show co-organized by The Beautiful Brain and The Neuro Bureau for the 2013 Human Brain Mapping conference in Seattle, June 16-20, 2013, featuring the work of 12 artists.
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To kick off our new season of The Beautiful Brain Podcast, host Noah Hutton sits down with Carl Schoonover, author of “Portraits of the Mind,” to talk about how we have imaged the brain from antiquity to the present.
In this month’s podcast we proudly present a conversation with the outspoken artist and author Garry Kennard. Kennard, the founder of artandmind.org, and has hosted many conferences and festivals that have brought together leading thinkers in the fields of art and brain research.
Sam McDougle explains the purported evolutionary relevance of that horrible nails-on-chalkboard sound.
Interesting new reasearch suggests that individuals perceive different “amounts” of free will in themselves vs. others.
Language, upright posture, tool-making — these are examples of commonly cited “human-specific” behaviors. But how unique are these behaviors to us clever, hairless apes? New research on a bird from the South Pacific shows that some humbling evolutionary parallels can be lightly drawn between human and nonhuman tool-using behaviors.