Mona Park

Visiting Student Researcher

PhD Student, Institute for Medial Psychology / Human Science Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Affiliation period: February 2013 - February 2014
Degrees M.Sc. :: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2010)

Research Areas

- Psychological Aesthetics
- Neuroscience & Art
- Psychology of Emotions, Social Psychology, Music Psychology

My dissertation project maps the intersection of art and neuroscience in the past, present and future. I am investigating how art and neuroscience relate to each other: how each discipline uses and benefits from the other’s perspectives and methods, how new knowledge is produced and how impulses and applications evolve from cross- disciplinary collaborations between art and neuroscience.

After establishing a theoretical basis, I am approaching these questions from three different angles: (1) case studies of artists and neuroscientists whose work is closely related to the other discipline, (2) interdisciplinary projects in which artists and neuroscientists are either probing the boundaries of their fields or explicitly work inter/cross-disciplinary, (3) examples of applied programs that demonstrate the effects of cross-disciplinary knowledge production between art and neuroscience and show how the integration of both perspectives can lead to innovative approaches that are valuable for cultural, social and educational contexts.

last updated: June 29th, 2020