David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, and Director, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, MMA
Edward A. Vessel, Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Brain Imaging, New York University, and Director, NYU ArtLab
Matthew Ritchie, artist
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.
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.