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
The Role of Community Arts in Trauma Recovery
The United States has experienced numerous tragedies in the past year, from the devastating wildfires in Maui to mass shootings in schools and places of worship. Such events are associated with psychiatric distress and psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These traumatic experiences can affect our brain function and amplify our stress...more
Arts on Prescription: An Emerging Model of Mental Healthcare
What if your doctor could prescribe an art class, a trip to a museum or park, or tickets to a show to help improve your mental health? As unconventional as this may sound, a model of care called “social prescribing” has been exploring exactly these kinds of creative strategies. Originating decades ago in the UK,...more
The Art of Community: How Creative Spaces Help Support Baltimore City Residents
We know that the whole health of our communities stems from what is made available to our communities, such as access to resources for optimal physical and mental well-being, and safe spaces for learning and community gathering. Whether holding space to make art in support of mental health for children and students, or providing creative...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.