Dr. Robert Bilder - Brain. Health. And Creativity

Jan 31st, 2012

The intersection of the creative arts and neuroscience is not always a comfortable place. Artists may feel their work is misrepresented and deeply misunderstood, and neuroscientists may feel their strategies are being applied inappropriately to issues that remain vague and ill-defined.

Running risks on both sides, Dr. Robert Bilder has taken on the challenge - in this compelling lecture he will identify selected cognitive domains that are important contributors to the creative process; examine the underpinnings of creative cognition in humans, as well as in other species; and discuss how the concept of creativity has been narrowed and defined in order to approach it as a target of biological science.

This inaugural event in the UCLA Arts Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of the Arts and Architecture, the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program and the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation and hosted by the Department of Design Media Arts and Art|Sci Center

Speaker Biography

Dr. Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He also holds the Tennenbaum Family Endowed Chair in Creativity Research, and leads a team of investigators at UCLA¹s Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, studying creative cognition and exceptional abilities that may be important keys to achievement in diverse artistic, scientific, and business domains.

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