Neuroscience of Art Resource Page

International Network for Neuroaesthetics (comprehensive list of papers and resources)

Institute of Neuroesthetics (Semir Zeki's group)

Inside the Mind's Eye (a discussion of neuroaesthetics with Semir Zeki, Elisabeth Schellekens, and Bryan Appleyard)

The Neurobiology of Beauty (Semir Zeki, TEDx at UCL)

The Iconic Turn (Semir Zeki, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

William Hirstein: Responding to the Critics (Psychology Today, December 18, 2012)

The Art & Neuroscience Project at the Italian Academy, Columbia University

Neuroscience and Art (Margaret Livingstone, University of Michigan)

Margaret Livingstone's website

Cara Santa Maria: Livingstone's Mona Lisa (video blog)

Art, Reality and the Brain: The Quest for Aesthetic Universals (V. S. Ramachandran, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco)

Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics (Jean-Pierre Changeux, CARTA / 0:00-22:00)


The Science of Art: A Neurological Theory of Aesthetic Experience (V. S. Ramachandran, CARTA / 22:00-54:00)

The Psychology of Aesthetics (Stephen Palmer & Art Shimamura, University of California, Berkeley)

Memory and the Work of Art (Eric Kandel, Princeton University Art Museum)

Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy (comprehensive neuroscience of dance resource)

Minded Motion (an online multimedia co-creative lab on the work of Nancy Stark-Smith and other moving ideas)

- Resources

- Discussions

- Minded Motion Lab Google Hangout with Nancy Stark Smith, Corrine Jola, and William Seeley, TUESDAY JULY 23, 2013

-  Minded Motion Google Lab Hangout with Nancy Stark-Smith, Bertha Bermudez, and Nora Zuniga Shaw, TUESDAY July 30, 2013

-  Minded Motion Google Lab Hangout with Nancy Stark-Smith, Bojana Kunst, and Hannah Kosstrin, THURSDAY August 8, 2013




NOVA (PBS): ballet, capoeira, mirror neurons, and dance

An Interview with Beatriz Calvo-Merino (

CoCo Dance (Corrine Jola's neuroscience and dance website)

Emily Cross (Emily Cross's neuroscience and dance website)

Troika Ranch, Loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance

Troika Ranch, "Special Report: The Art of Technology," The Washington Post, March 15, 2013

The Conscious Body: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (Paris, 2012)

(Myriam Gourfink, Patrick Haggard, Eva Karczag, Bigna Lenggenhager, Erik Myin, Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Aaron Schurger)

Scientific American: The Neuroscience of Dance (review article)

Dance Research at McMaster's University

Marina Abromovic, Brian Lehrer, talk neuroscience and art on NPR (WNYC, Friday March 13, 2013)

Please Explain Neuroaesthetics (Leonard Lopate and Michael Freedberg) (WNYC, Friday May 31, 2013)

American Society for Aesthetics Newsletter, 31(2), 2011: Special Issue on Neuroscience and Art

Alva Noë, "Art and the Limits of Neuroscience" (New York Times, December 4, 2011)

John Hyman, "Art and Neuroscience" (in R. Frigg and M. C. Hunter, Beyond Mimesis and Convention, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 262, 2013)

Bevil Conway, "Neuroaesthetics and the Trouble with Beauty" (PLoS Biology, 11/3, 2013)

Interview with Bevil Conway (PLOS BLOGS, May 16, 2013)

Bevil Conway's website

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Special Issue: Neuroaesthetics, Cognition, and the Neurobiology of Aesthetic Experience, 7(1), 2013, eds. Marcos Nadal and Martin Skov

Journal of Consciousness Studies: Art and the Brain I, Volume 6, No.6/7, (June/July 1999)

Journal of Consciousness Studies: Art and the Brain II, Volume 7, No. 8-9, August/September 2000

The Beautiful Brain: at the juncture of art and neuroscience

What is neuroaesthetics? brain on art (Edward Vessel, Center for Brain Imaging, NYU)

The Neuroarts Lab (Steve Brown's lab webpage at McMaster's University)

Aesthetics on-line (the website of the American Society for Aesthetics)

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