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Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being

December 5th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum 

Humans have been creating art for millennia — since long before the emergence of the written word. Now, researchers are beginning to document how both making and engaging with art can improve well-being. Art-based interventions have shown the potential to alleviate symptoms in conditions affecting both physical and mental health. And the emerging field of NeuroArts is spurring still more research into how creativity can shape the body, brain, and behavior. Our panelists have deep experience exploring these connections and using art to promote health. They’ll explain the latest research, share their personal experiences, and offer tips for incorporating the arts in wellness programs. 

Register for free to submit your questions.    

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Richard Sima, Brain Matters Columnist, The Washington Post


Assal Habibi, Associate Research Professor of Psychology, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California 

Kelvin Ramirez, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy, Lesley University  

Susan Magsamen, Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab; Co-Director NeuroArts Blueprint; Author Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us 

Jess Bone, Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Statistics, University College London

Students are also welcome to join The Studio for meditative painting from 5:30-7pm in Kresge Cafeteria. Separate registration is required.


Date: December 5th, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events


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