Special Issue "21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Juliet L. King

Director of Art Therapy, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Director of Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine, Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Interests: neuroscience; art therapy; creative arts therapies; neuroaesthetics; mobile brain–body imaging
Guest Editor
Ms. Kaitlin Knapp

Research Assistant of Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine; Department of Neurology; Indiana University School of Medicine
Interests: art therapy, neuroscience, creative arts therapies, mobile brain-body imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It was with active minds and a collaborative spirit that the Schools of Art, Medicine, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Informatics and Liberal Arts came together to host the international symposium 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics at Indiana University– Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in April. The premise of the symposium was to bring together campus faculty, healthcare professionals, community members, and thought leaders from around the world, to present insights and engage in transdisciplinary dialogue on how brain science and artistic processes inform one another with the shared vision that the intersection of art and science can support the overall health and amelioration of disease for patients, their caregivers, families and friends.

Fifteen presenters shared their insights and expertise within three wide-ranging tracks that each had a designated Keynote speaker: (1) Neuroaesthetics; Anjan Chatterjee, MD; (2) Creativity and Consciousness; Arne Dietrich, PhD; and (3) Mobile Brain-Body Imaging; Klaus Gramann, PhD. A panel was formed for each track and was moderated by Jill Ditmire from WFYI radio, who engaged the audience with interactive dialogue that explored a range of subjects. The subjects included how creativity and the creative arts therapies are influenced by and relate to trauma and disease, physician training, consciousness and humanism, and neuroscience and brain imaging.

Prof. Juliet L. King
Ms. Kaitlin Knapp
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Neuroaesthetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Creativity
  • Mobile Brain-Body Imaging

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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