Shaping the Field of Neuroaesthetics
We’re the source for cross-disciplinary discussion in brain science, architecture, music and art.
Convening the Curious
IAM Lab brings together brain scientists and practitioners in architecture, music and art to spark collaboration and research.
Outreach and Education
We’re sharing our findings with industry influencers who can apply neuroaesthetics research in their fields to enhance the way we live.
The Latest from Our Blog
In a Time of Stress, Neuroaesthetic Spaces and Places Create a Path to Healing and Hope
As workers report back to the office, children again fill classrooms, and all of us sort through the pandemic-induced trauma and stress of the past two years, it’s helpful to remember what humans across cultures have long recognized: Art and beauty go a long way to improve our mental health. During the COVID era, years...more
How Dance Can Relieve Stress and Help Us Reconnect With Community During COVID-19
As mental health issues increased in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in art-making has also expanded — offering ways for us to creatively cope with the new uncertainty and restrictions of daily life. While some unprecedented health effects of isolation and lockdowns, such as PTSD and loneliness, have emerged during COVID, so...more
Hopkins Releases Scoping Review on “Setting" for Psychedelic Experience and Launches Multi-Institutional Collaboration
As research grows, interest also continues to rise in psychedelic therapies as treatments for addiction and mental health conditions, including PTSD and depression. But how does the “set and setting” of a psychedelic experience affect the experience of patients receiving these treatments? A scoping review published in 2022 from the International Arts + Mind Lab...more
Who We Are
The International Arts + Mind Lab is part of the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. IAM Lab brings together brain scientists and practitioners in architecture, music and art in a global effort to amplify human potential.
What is Neuroaesthetics?
Neuroaesthetics is an emerging field of study that explores the impact of the arts, architecture and music on the human brain and behavior.