Your brain on art: How the arts transforms us
Many of us think of the arts as entertainment—a luxury of some kind. In 'Your brain on art', authors Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross show how activities from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture, and more are essential to our lives. Susan is a steering committee member of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab, a collaborative effort between the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, the Steinhardt School at New York University (NYU), Community Jameel and CULTURUNNERS. Focused on overlooked and underserved communities, the Lab coordinates and amplifies scientific research into the effectiveness of the arts in improving health and wellbeing, to promote its integration into mainstream healthcare and drive policy implementation across 193 UN member states.