Carsten Strathausen, “Neuroaesthetics–The Science of Art?”

Friday, March 9th. 12pm in 115 Lawrence Hall.

Over the last two decades, neuroaesthetics–the interpretation of art based on evolutionary theory and neuroscientific data—has developed into a prominent new field in the humanities. This lecture provides a critical-historical overview of neuroaesthetics that details both its promise and perils for the study of art and aesthetics.

Lecture by Carsten Strathausen, Professor of German and English and the Catherine Paine Midldebush Chair in Humanities at the University of Missouri.