UW Perspectives: A Marriage of Art and Neuroscience.

DXARTS students Dan Peterson (left) and Adam Hogan wear EEG caps while working in the Art and the Brain Lab.
DXARTS students Dan Peterson (left) and Adam Hogan wear EEG caps while working in the Art and the Brain Lab. MEDIA CREDIT: ISAIAH BROOKSHIRE

Nancy Joseph describes the DXARTS course 'Art and the Brain' in her article published in August 2016 UW Perspectives Newsletter. 

“There are a lot of questions that are wide open with this neuroscience technology,” says James Coupe (PhD, DXARTS, 2009), associate professor of DXARTS. “It’s like the early days of photography or cinema, when people asked, ‘What are the possibilities of this camera? What would make sense to film?’ In the same way, we want to challenge ourselves and ask, ‘What is the language of neuroscience and what is its value to art? What can we do with this?”

DXARTS explores that question in a 400-level course, Art and the Brain, taught by an interdisciplinary team that includes Coupe, DXARTS director Juan Pampin, UW physiology and biophysics professor Eberhard Fetz, and Thomas Deuel, a practicing neurologist at Swedish Hospital. 

Full article is available athttps://artsci.washington.edu/news/2016-08/marriage-art-neuroscience?utm_source=perspectives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Aug-16