IAM Lab News and Stories 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 […] Read 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 […] Read 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. […] Read More Human Flourishing in Unprecedented Times: Part I In this two-part series, we explore the burgeoning field of human flourishing (or simply “flourishing”), and its real-world applications for bettering our physical and mental well-being. In the last few […] Read More How “Arts on Prescription” Could Change the Course of Healthcare: Q&A With IAM Lab’s Director of Research, Tasha Golden, PhD In this interview, Dr. Tasha Golden, Director of Research at the IAM Lab, discusses social prescribing, evaluating the nation’s first arts on prescription program “CultureRx”, and sharing what needs to […] Read More 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 […] Read 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 […] Read More In Rhythm With Nature: A Digital Wellbeing Experiment in Collaboration With Google Arts & Culture IAM Lab is proud to partner with Google Arts & Culture and Google’s Wellbeing Lab in a digital wellbeing experiment called “In Rhythm With Nature”, inspired by the flower clock […] Read 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” […] Read More Redesigning the Office to Support Brain Health With the pandemic stretching into a third year, employers are scrambling to reconfigure how and where work gets done, with more businesses returning to in-person following years of Zoom meetings […] Read More More → Join the neuroaesthetics conversation. Subscribe here.