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November 30, 2022

ARTIS Workshop in Vienna

ARTIS members met for the second big ARTIS research workshop, this time in Vienna. 
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October 27, 2022

Can art that evokes awe make children behave more prosocially towards others?

Awe is a mystical emotion that people often feel in response to impactful works of art. An interesting and well-documented evolutionary function of awe is that it fosters social bonding and elicits strong feelings of interconnectedness when people experience it. Across two studies, a team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and University of California Berkeley, led by Eftychia Stamkou, set out to examine the social effects of awe in children, by investigating how this emotion influenced their behavior towards refugees. Findings showed that children who experienced awe when exposed to art were more likely to engage in voluntary behavior that benefited refugees, as compared to children who were led to experience other emotions. In other words, art that induced awe sparked prosociality in children.
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September 25, 2022

ARTIS Research Presentations at VSAC 2022

ARTIS members participated as symposium moderators and presenters at the Visual Science of Art Conference (Amsterdam), which took place online from the 24st until the 27st of August 2022.
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written by Hannah Kruft

ARTIS met for a research workshop in Berlin.

Our ARTIS partners from Austria (University of Vienna), the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam), Denmark (Aarhus University), Germany (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism), Serbia (University of Arts in Belgrade) and the UK (University of Oxford) came together for a hybrid workshop in Berlin led by Joerg Fingerhut (HUB).

The workshop took place from the 23rd to the 25th of February at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During the three days the ARTIS principal investigators and PhD candidates took stock of what has been done so far, discussed possible synergies between project partners, future collaborations with art schools and museums, and planned the upcoming months. It’s going to be exciting! 

It was also the first time that the new ARTIS students assistants Alina Podschun, Ayça Akan, Hannah Kruft, Olivia Maegaard, and Julian Kutsche from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin met with the other consortium partners. The group will support the ARTIS project for the next two years. Welcome!

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