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July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.
February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]
October 30, 2021

The Role of Visual Art for Understanding Brain Disorders and Parkinson’s Disease

written by Corinna Kühnapfel

ARTIS member Matthew Pelowski speaks on the role of visual art for understanding brain disorders and Parkinson’s Disease in the lecture series “Musik und Medizin” (Music and Medicine)

Matthew Pelowski participated as a guest speaker at the online lecture series “Musik und Medizin,” which took place on the 28th of October 2021 at 18:00. His lecture was titled “Unlocking the Muse: Epidemiological and Empirical Insights into Why Parkinson’s Disease Might, or Might Not, Lead to Changes in Creativity or Artistic Expressions”. The lecture series was organized by the interuniversity institute Wissenschaft und Kunst in a cooperation with Unversität Mozarteum and Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg and represented an exciting opportunity to meet with a range of stakeholders (students of art, psychology, neuroscience, artists, art therapists, researchers) about a key emerging avenue for the use of art as an answer to societal  challenges—in this case as a way to understand and even address the changing brain and body in relation to aging and disease.

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