Can Neuroscience Help Us Understand Art?
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKl_NOGMu18
Can understanding the brain reshape our conceptions of the arts? Is there a viable field of neuroaesthetics? Gabrielle Starr (author of Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience) thinks so. Alva Noë (author of Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature) thinks not. They will debate this issue on Thursday December 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Casa Italiana (24 W 12th St).
Starr is Professor of English and Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science at NYU. Noë is Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley and a contributor to NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog and the New York Times’ Opinionator blog.
No registration is required. The event is free and open to the public; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Press Release here.