Explore your aesthetic mind and the ways in which aesthetics and the arts currently affect you through our Aesthetic Mindset Index
We invite you to take the following short survey. The Aesthetic Mindset Index is based on a research instrument called the Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment or AReA, developed by Ed Vessel, cognitive neuroscientist and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. Collaborating with Ed, we have modified the AReA to provide additional prompts that explore your aesthetic mind and the ways in which aesthetics and the arts currently affect you. We suggest taking it now, and then take it again in a month or two after you’ve had time to go out in the world and build your aesthetic mindset. See how your score changes.
Read the following 14 statements and select the number that corresponds to how often they apply to you