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
Human Flourishing and the Arts in Unprecedented Times: Part II
In this two-part series, we explore the burgeoning field of human flourishing (or simply "flourishing"), and its real-world arts- and aesthetics-based applications for bettering our physical and mental well-being. If someone asked if you were flourishing, what would you say? How about if someone asked if you could flourish? How might you respond? In Part...more
Leading Through the Arts: A Report From a Global Symposium on Arts for Brain Health
Written by Glenna Batson, Somatics teacher for the dance program at Peabody Institute. “Movement is the language of the brain.” - Moshe Feldenkrais What is embodiment? This question loomed in the foreground of a recent symposium devoted to the role of arts leadership in reducing the impact of dementia. Hosted by the Global Brain Health...more
How Improvisational Movement and Dance Affect the Brain: A Q&A With Wake Forest Researchers Christina Hugenschmidt, PhD, and Christina Soriano
New research shows great potential for improvisational movement to help older adults and individuals with perceived memory loss and neurodegeneration; benefits include improved balance, improved balance confidence, and improved mood. While one of you is an artist and the other a scientist, both of you are interested in how movement impacts the brain and our...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.