The main purpose of the International Network for Neuroaesthetics is to stimulate and communicate research on the biological mechanisms that afford humans the capacity for diverse forms of aesthetic experience, and the production and appreciation of art in its many expressions across cultures.
The Network pursues these goals by providing a forum for discussion among scholars, organizing conferences and symposia, offering an updated and centralized record of scientific articles and books, keeping track and announcing news and events related with neuroaesthetics, and facilitating the general public’s access to scientific developments within this field.
The idea to create this Network was fruit of the Workshop in Neuroaesthetics, held in September 2010 in the framework of the research project The influence of gender and artistic education on aesthetic judgment: behavioural and brain responses, financed by the Spanish Government (Ref. SEJ2007-64374/PSIC), and thanks to the funding from the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Department of Psychology of the University of the Balearic Islands. Its founding members are: Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Zaira Cattaneo, Anjan Chatterjee, Julia Christensen, Albert Flexas, Antoni Gomila, Helmut Leder, Enric Munar, Marcos Nadal, Marcus Pearce, Martin Skov, Oshin Vartanian and Dahlia Zaidel.