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World Science Festival: Art and the Mind

Scientists in the relatively new field of neuroaesthetics are probing what it is about art that moves us, using technologies that allow us to study the brain's response in greater detail than ever before. Their insights are providing us with a new way to look at art and the mind. How does their research line up with the artist's intent? The conversation will be moderated by Jamshed Bharucha, President of The Cooper Union.

This event is a production of the World Science Festival presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Part of Sunday at the Met—World Science Festival: Art and the Mind.

Assistive listening devices
are available from the ushers.   Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.