The Aesthetic Brain: Anjan Chatterjee on Beauty, Buildings, and Art

OCT 05, 2020 | 12:00 PM

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WHERE:

Zoom

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Zoom

WHEN:

October 05, 2020: 12:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

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Creative GC: Art and Science Connect

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headshot photo of Anjan Chatterjee

Creative GC: Art Science Connect finally takes off, with a virtual talk by neuroscientist and writer Anjan Chatterjee, the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art.

Chatterjee uses the latest advances in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to takes us on a journey through the world of art, pleasure, and creativity, addressing such fundamental questions as: What is beauty? Is it universal? Should art be beautiful, and do we have an instinct for art?

Following the lecture, philosophers Jesse Prinz and Barbara Montero will join Chaterjee for a discussion.

This is an online event. Please register to receive a link to the Zoom conference.