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The eyes of the Mona Lisa

What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain

Thursday, October 29, 2015
4:00 pm
John E. Dolibois Room, Shriver Center

Margaret 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.

Margaret Livingstone
Margaret Livingstone
Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School