On Monday, November 4th, Professor Emeritus John Onians of the University of East Anglia, Norwich will present a public lecture, “Why do we Need Neuroarthistory?” as part of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, & Dance Presents visiting scholar lecture series. Onians, the author of Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki (Yale University Press, 2008), will describe the transformative effect of new neuroscience technologies on the study of the history of art worldwide. Knowledge of phenomena such as neural plasticity and neural mirroring is making it possible to answer with a new level of precision some of the most challenging questions about both the creative process and the response to art.
The lecture will be held at 7 pm in Room 2004 WJB. The CVAT&D lecture series is funded by a generous gift from the late Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursby. Information about previous and upcoming lectures in the series can be found here.