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Chapter in book on Neuroscience, Art, and Creativity

Dr Lauren Hayes has a new chapter in the new collection from Springer, Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity. This is a trans-disciplinary, collective, multimedia collaboration that critically uncovers the challenges and opportunities for transformational and innovative research and performance at the nexus of art, science and engineering. 

This book addresses a set of universal and timeless questions with a profound impact on the human condition: 

  • How do the creative arts and aesthetic experiences engage the brain and mind and promote innovation?

  • How do arts–science collaborations employ aesthetics as a means of problem-solving and thereby create meaning?

  • How can the creative arts and neuroscience advance understanding of individuality and social cognition, improve health and promote life-long learning?

  • How are neurotechnologies changing science and artistic expression?

  • How are the arts and citizen science innovating neuroscience studies, informal learning and outreach in the public sphere?

Emerging from the 2016 and 2017 International Conferences on Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity held in Cancun, Mexico and Valencia, Spain to explore these topics, this book intertwines disciplines and investigates not only their individual products—art and data—but also something more substantive and unique; the international pool of contributors reveals something larger about humanity by revealing the state of the art in collaboration between arts and sciences and providing an investigational roadmap projected from recent advances.


Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is written for academic researchers, professionals working in industrial and clinical centers, independent researchers and artists from the performing arts, and other readers interested in understanding emergent innovations at the nexus of art, science, engineering, medicine and the humanities. The book contains language, design features (illustrations, diagrams) to develop a conversational bridge between the disciplines involved supplemented by access to video, artistic presentations and the results of a hackathon from the MoBI conferences. 

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