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 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 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 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 Do You See What I See? IAM Lab Launches Investigation Into the Pareidolia Phenomenon Human faces don’t normally belong on clouds or slices of toast. Potatoes are not seals. And peppers don’t usually look like they need a little hug. But the human mind […] Read More Neuroarts: An Emerging Field With a Plan to Transform Health Artists across cultures and throughout history have long recognized what scientific research has only recently been able to confirm: The arts are essential to our ability to heal and thrive. […] Read More How Storytime Builds Resilient, Young Minds Parents likely have a range of feelings (maybe all in the same hour) about being home with their children. While the extra time together is invaluable, it can be stressful […] Read More Charles Limb, MD: Mapping the Creative Minds of Musicians Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett performed some musical magic in 1975 at the Cologne Opera House in Germany. For more than an hour, he played enthralling solo—and his entire performance was […] Read More The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts Surrounding sitting Division 10 President Mary Gregerson clockwise from far left: Treasurer Allyn Enderlyn, Secretary Suehuyeon Paek, Bracha Azoulay and Member at Large Hod Orkibi. Mary Gregerson is a clinical psychologist, scientific researcher […] Read More More → Join the neuroaesthetics conversation. Subscribe here.