Your Brain on Art

Discovery Core Experience: NW Courses

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About This Course: 

In this class we will review those aspects of neurobiology that support a person's ability to appreciate aesthetic experiences (art for sure; sunsets, flowers, landscapes, architecture, food, etcetera).

What Will We Study?

We will study the history of art and of aesthetic theory with a mostly Eurocentric perspective given the available literature.  We will also discuss evolution and its possible influence on art and aesthetics.

Why Should I Take This Class?

By taking this class I hope that you will develop a deep sense of how we experience the world, especially its beauty. You will also learn some basic neurobiology, a little bit of art and art history, each fascinating topics in their own right

Professor Pierre Mourad, PhD (He/Him/His)

mourad.jpgAbout Professor Mourad: 

  • Division of Engineering and Mathematics
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Department of Bioengineering (Adjunct)
  • Applied Physics Laboratory (Affiliate)
  • University of Washington