The arts, in its countless forms, transform our minds and bodies
When arts enliven our senses
The brain's response is wild
Neuroarts is the study of how the arts and aesthetic experiences measurably change the body, brain, and behavior- and how this knowledge is translated into practices that advance health, wellbeing and learning.
Researchers are discovering the arts alter a complex physiological network of interconnected systems—including neural circuitry, circulatory, respiratory, immune and endocrine and psychological – like nothing else.
Our goal is to help people around the world transform their lives through the power of the arts.
“We’re standing on the verge of a cultural shift in which the arts can deliver potent, accessible proven health and well-being solutions to billions
Ivy Ross + Susan Magsamen
Ivy and Susan work at the crossroads of arts and sciences, sharing and using the growing body of evidence – from neuroscience, psychology, public health, social sciences, the arts and other fields – that are proving the arts generative impact.
Vice President Hardware Design, Google
Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University
We wrote this book for everyone
For those who have had little experience with the arts and sciences, and for people who are in these fields. Through compelling stories we share the research and the impact of the arts in our lives.
We hope it will enrich and inspire you, your family, colleagues and community.
Neuroarts is about enlivening your senses
Coming to life through
vision, touch, smell, color,
movement and sound
and the ways in which aesthetics and the arts affect you through our Aesthetic Mindset Index.