Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen: Your Brain on Art

Many people think of the arts as entertainment, but Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen believe activities such as painting, dancing, expressive writing, etc. are more essential to our daily lives than we realize. They say the science of neuroaesthetics has the power to transform traditional medicine and build healthier communities.

Ross and Magsamen offer compelling research that shows how engaging in an art project for as little as 45 minutes can reduce stress and participating in just one art experience per month can extend your life by 10 years.

Learn more about a significant cultural shift in which arts can deliver accessible and proven solutions for the well-being of everyone.


Photos courtesy the speakers.

Image - Susan Magsamen

Susan Magsamen

Founder and Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics, John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-author, Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transforms Us (participating remotely)

Image - Ivy Ross

Ivy Ross

Vice President of Design for hardware product area, Google; Co-author, Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transforms Us

Image - Susan Schneider Williams

In Conversation with Susan Schneider Williams

Artist; Advocate