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Margaret Livingstone

What Art tells us about the Brain


Thursday, October 29, 2009
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone explores why some Impressionist paintings shimmer, why some op art paintings seem to move, principles of Matisse’s use of color, and how the Impressionists painted air”. She explores how artists have intuited important features about how our brains extract relevant information about faces and objects, and why learning disabilities may be associated with artistic talent.

With support from the UM Department of Psychology.


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