Livingstone is Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School who
researches hormones, behavior, and visual science. Her book Vision
and Art: the Biology of Seeing brought her acclaim among artists, art
historians, and the larger public. Her
research has provided a simple explanation for the elusive quality of Mona
Lisa’s smile, as well as the revelation that Rembrandt, like a surprisingly
large number of famous artists, was probably stereoblind.
Reception to follow.