• The Neurobiology of Love

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    It’s that time of year, when love is in the air and on the minds of couples everywhere. But what exactly are these lovebirds thinking? Thanks to modern imaging, scientists are able to take a peek inside the besotted brain and show us what goes on during all stages of love—from lust to lasting relationship. […]

  • Creating a Love Connection in the Heart of Times Square

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    By IAM Lab Guest Contributor Suchi Reddy In July 2018, our architecture and design studio, Reddymade, was invited along with seven other firms, to compete in the tectonic contemplation of a quintessential emotion—a feeling that has the power to move mountains, make miracles happen, and bind city and community—LOVE. The Times Square Challenge The brief, […]

  • IAM Lab Launches Primer on Impact Thinking

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    IAM Lab recently launched a new section of its website dedicated to Impact Thinking, our translational research approach to enhance human potential in health, wellbeing and learning through the arts. Impact Thinking is an eight-step model designed to build open-source knowledge and a pipeline of arts + mind research focused on solving real-world problems. By […]

  • 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 and specialist in environmental health psychology and performance psychology. She originated the intervention techniques of partnering and lifestyle balancing. Mary is currently the president of The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, […]

  • Music as Medicine

    Jamal Davis, a young singer-songwriter, always dreamed of pursuing a career in music. Jamal was working to get an audition for The Voice when he found himself in need of a heart transplant for his congenitally enlarged heart. Jamal went to the University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Hospital, where his nurses enlisted him in […]

  • IAM Lab releases Impact Thinking

    Everything is aesthetic. The environments in which we live and work, the sounds we hear, sights we see, and smells we encounter are the pathways through which we experience the world around us. And aesthetics is so much more than enjoying beautiful things. The uniquely human response to aesthetics constantly influences our mental and emotional […]

  • Event Recap: Impact-Based Thinking for Neuroaesthetics

    Last month we gathered 16 dynamic scientists, artists and scientists/artists for the first International Arts + Mind Lab Impact-Based Thinking Working Group meeting. For those of you who were able to join us, thank you for a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion! For those who weren’t, we are excited to share what we discussed and hear […]

  • Q&A: In Pursuit of Brains for Buildings

    Michael Arbib is Emeritus Professor and University Professor at the University of Southern California’s Department of Computer Science. He is also contributing faculty in Neuroscience and Architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design and an adjunct professor in psychology at the University of California San Diego. The thrust of Arbib’s work is expressed […]

  • Q & A with Anjan Chatterjee, M.D., F.A.A.N.

    Anjan Chatterjee is the Frank A. and Gwladys H. Elliott Professor and Chair of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical practice focuses on patients with cognitive disorders, and his research addresses questions about […]

  • Q & A with John Krakauer

    John Krakauer, M.A., M.D., directs the Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement Lab at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Krakauer’s research explores the use of “motivated movement” in stroke recovery. His work has been profiled in the New Yorker magazine and on film by National Geographic, CBS and the Boston Globe. The IAM […]