Neuroesthetics: Creativity and the Brain
- Instructor: Tiziana Landra
- Department: Liberal Arts
- Area: Art History
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 45
- Course Number (SRISA): ARTH 4206
- Course Number (Maryville University): ADAH 497
This lecture course introduces students to Neuroaesthetics, a new discipline that aims at understanding the brain and psychological mechanisms that underpin aesthetic appreciation and art making. The course will survey the questions and concepts that Neuroaesthetics addresses, as well as its historical antecedents, its history and its findings. At the crossroads between aesthetics, the psychology of the arts and neuroscience, the course will engage students in a constant dialogue between art and science.