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Join Dr Richard Roche, Associate Professor from Maynooth University’s Department of Psychology in conversation with Dr Josen McGrane, Senior Registrar in Psychiatry in Dublin North East City CAMHS to talk about what happens in our brain when we look at and appreciate art. 

Questions such as why we find certain forms of art beautiful and whether the brains of artistic people are different to those who are not will be explored. Synaesthesia (a mixing of the senses) experienced by artists including David Hockney, Billie Eilish will be explained and how synaesthetes experience the world differently.  Finally, the relationship between art, mental health and the brain will be looked at, and question beliefs such as the link between creativity and mental health difficulties, and do you have to suffer to be a great artist and much more!




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