A Citywide Reading Program Connects Youth Through Literature and Safe Dialogue About Violence As the writer Maya Angelou once said: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Previous research has found that reading and writing literature can help […] Read More Veterans Use Creative Forces to Heal Invisible Wounds of War On Aug. 30, 2021, the United States officially withdrew forces from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. The two decades of continuous conflict resulted in the deaths of more than 2,400 […] Read More New Research: Think Tank Findings on The State of Music-Based Interventions for Mental Illness How can music support mental health? While hundreds of studies have been conducted to answer this question, the availability and application of music interventions for mental health remain limited. Part […] Read More New IAM Lab Study Charts Use of Music Interventions to Treat Serious Mental Illness The healing power of music for mental health has been formally studied across many professions – from psychology to music therapy to nursing – dating back to the 1940s. A […] Read More 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 […] Read More Bringing Harmony to the Brain: The Neuroscience of Music and Parkinson’s Disease As anyone who has heard “their song” can attest, the right music has the power to make you move. Now healthcare providers are trying to harness this power to help […] Read More Dialog Series: Why The Arts are Essential to Public Health Research The International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) hosted its inaugural Dialog Series this spring, featuring singer/songwriter turned public health researcher Tasha Golden PhD. Dr. Golden’s workshop, Advancing Health Equity: […] Read More Creative Forces: Healing Arts for the Military On Memorial Day, we honor members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our country’s liberty. We also pay homage to those who returned home bearing the […] Read More IAM Lab Partners with Drexel University on Unique Study of Therapeutics Arts Using Virtual Reality The International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) of Johns Hopkins University recently teamed up with Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) on an innovative new study […] Read More Mind the Gap: Improving Urban Mobility through Science and Design How do people move through cities? Is technology helping or hindering their movement? The answer may depend on whom you ask. IAM Lab Executive Director Susan Magsamen joined a dynamic […] Read More ← Back More → Join the neuroaesthetics conversation. Subscribe here.