The Neuro-Arts Movement
We are in the midst of a developing neuro-culture. This culture is encouraged and created from findings in neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience, as they are applied in popular culture. In the arts this movement has included the development of neuro-art history, neuro-aesthetics, and neuro-arts education. Hence, the time is ripe for an edited book on these transdisciplinary topics. This book is entitled "The Neuro-Arts Movement." Submissions are invited from practioners in the visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, as well as art educators, art therapists, brain researchers and neuroscience professionals.
Working Conceptualization of Edited Book “The Neuro-Arts Movement”:
At this point, the book is conceptualized as a primer on the brain which leads into a more in-depth coverage of neuroscience findings related to various arts disciplines. This would then be distilled to a focus on applications in the arts (e.g. neuro-aesthetics, neuro-art history, neuro-arts education, etc.), as well as presentation of artists working in a neuro-framework/paradigm.
Working Table of Contents:
About the Brain
Arts in the Brain
Research on Visual Arts
Research on Music
Research on Theatre
Research on Dance
Neuro-Arts in Education
Authors and Artists are invited to submit the following to be considered for inclusion in the book:
An abstract consisting of two double-spaced pages (about 500- 600 words; artists should submit images and descriptions of artwork) in a Word or PDF file, with a minimum of three references.
Use “Neuro-Arts Book” as the subject line of your e-mail and send to email@example.com
Dr. Rick Garner
Kennesaw State University