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Dialog Series: How Creative Forces Work Together to Heal the Military Using the Arts
Following an improvised explosive device detonation during a military mission, Captain Luis Avila was left paralyzed and unable to speak. With intensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and music therapy, Avila began his recovery. The music therapy provided by the Creative Forces program proved to be an essential rehabilitation tool and helped Avila regain...more
Group Singing Provides a Good Refrain for the Brain
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the sounds of choral singing are everywhere. But group singing has been growing in popularity in all seasons. According to the Chorus Impact Study, participation in American choral groups rose from 14% in 2008 to 17% in 2018. Today, more than 54 million Americans sing in choruses....more
Marilyn Ness and “Charm City”: The Power of Film for Change
For the fifth year running, Baltimore is set to exceed 300 homicides in 2019. With the New York Times calling this violence a “tragedy”, it is easy to fall into despair about whether change is possible at all. Marilyn Ness’ documentary “Charm City” takes a different tack on the problems the city faces. In the...more
Who We Are
The International Arts + Mind Lab is part of the 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.