Your Brain on Art
a Discovery Core Experience
B CORE 110 (Natural Sciences) or B CORE 104 (Arts & Humanities)
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)
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
About Professor Mourad
- Division of Engineering and Mathematics
- Department of Neurological Surgery
- Department of Bioengineering (Adjunct)
- Applied Physics Laboratory (Affiliate)