Dr. Pablo P.L. Tinio, Department Chair of the Educational Foundations Department and Head of the Creativity and Aesthetics Lab at MSU, gave a lecture at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 3, 2022.
Neuroaesthetics: A Symposium explored the intersection of art and science. Neuroaesthetics is an emerging discipline within cognitive neuroscience that seeks to understand the biological bases of aesthetic experiences. In the early 20th century, Albert Barnes, trained in medicine and science, sought to apply the rigors of the scientific method to analyzing art. The neurological and psychological science of aesthetics is a natural extension of Dr. Barnes’s effort.
This event included lectures from some of the leading researchers working in the science of aesthetics speaking on topics such as creativity, dance, architecture, and education.
The event was co-sponsored by the University of Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation.
Dr. Tinio’s work focuses on the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts; arts and aesthetics in education; and learning and engagement in cultural institutions. He co-edited the Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts and was the past editor of the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Dr. Tinio has been awarded the Frank X. Barron Award and the Daniel E. Berlyne Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts by the APA and the Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field by an Early Career Scientist from the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics.