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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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Main individuals carrying out task
(1) PD Dr. med. Mazda Adli, Chair, Fliedner Klinik Berlin Centre for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine; Director of the Mood Disorders Research Group Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

PD Dr. med. Mazda Adli

Prof. Adli has dedicated his research and personal engagement to the development and treatment of mood disorders. His special area of interest are strategies to overcome treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder. Another area of interest is the investigation of factors which modulate individual stress vulnerability. His aim is to develop effective prevention strategies for stress-related diseases. In 2008 he founded a scientific network of psychiatric hospitals in the larger Berlin region which unifies the academic and non-academic sector to the “Berlin Research Network on Depression”. In 2009 Mazda Adli initiated the annually held World Health Summit at the Charité as Executive Director. Under the patronage of the German Federal Chancellor and the French President the World Health Summit convenes thought leaders and decision makers from academia, the industries, NGOs and governments. Mazda Adli is the Chair of the Fliedner Klinik Berlin, a center for psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine.

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