AMNA NAWAZ: It’s called neuroarts or neuroaesthetics.
And a new book shows both the growth and the importance of a field that connects the arts with our health.
Jeffrey Brown visited the Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore to see the progress firsthand.
That’s for our arts and culture series, Canvas.
JEFFREY BROWN: Grooving the Bee Gees, splashing in the sea as a dolphin, taking a long look at a painting, all examples of how the arts are becoming more incorporated into medicine, and, says Susan Magsamen, of a growing understanding of how art can literally reshape or rewire our brains.
SUSAN MAGSAMEN, Director, Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics: It connects different circuits, connects different systems and different mechanisms within the brain.
And what’s interesting about the arts — and different art forms certainly have different attributes — is that they simultaneously work with different parts of the brain.