Currents Presents: Ellen Winner
Ellen Winner is a psychologist and a professor at Boston College who specializes in psychology of art.
Winner's research focuses on two broad issues in the area of cognition in the arts: (1) the impact of arts education on the development of thinking dispositions or habits of mind such as reflection, exploration, and observation; and (2) experimental aesthetics—examining how we reason about philosophical questions about the arts, questions such as why we dislike perfect fakes and how we judge skill in abstract art. This research is based on a view of the arts as cognitive as well as affective, and on the assumption that the arts are a central aspect of human behavior which must be incorporated into our understanding of development, cognition, and education.
Currents is a lecture and discussion series by local thinkers and makers that is open and free to everyone.
Thursday, February 13 at 12:10pm
Devlin Hall, Room 425
Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467