Art and the brain - the evolving story

The creation and enjoyment of art appears to be unique to humans. As part of Brain Awareness Week 2009, we ask some searching questions about the relationship between art, the human mind and brain functions. What evolutionary changes in brain structure and brain function have allowed art to emerge and pervade human culture? Could there be a scientific explanation of why tastes in art vary so much between people and between cultures? Are there any links between artistic ability and mental disorders?

This event, in association with UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, will bring together a panel of leading artists (Richard Wentworth and Jonathan Miller) and neuroscientists (Raymond Tallis and Colin Blakemore) to debate these questions, chaired by Vivienne Parry.

Admission: Tickets cost 8 standard, 6 concessions, 4 Ri Members. For more information and to book tickets visit or call the Events Team on 020 7409 2992 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Art and the brain - the evolving story

Event Title: Art and the brain - the evolving story
Postcode: W1S 4BS UK
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