Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity

  • Jose L. Contreras-Vidal
  • Dario Robleto
  • Jesus G. Cruz-Garza
  • José M. Azorín
  • Chang S. Nam

Part of the Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems book series (SSBN, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Dario Robleto, José M. Azorín, Chang S. Nam
    Pages 1-3
  3. Neuroaesthetics and Creativity: How Do the Creative Arts Engage the Human Mind and Promote Creativity and Innovation Across Fields

  4. How Do the Arts and Sciences Challenge Each Other and Create New Knowledge Through Collaboration?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-42
    2. Janet Biggs, Jokūbas Žiburkus, Jason L. Eriksen
      Pages 43-52
    3. Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Jo Ann Fleischhauer, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal
      Pages 61-74
  5. Brain Mechanisms of Aesthetic Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. Stephen Grossberg
      Pages 79-99
    3. Hassan Aleem, Maria Pombo, Ivan Correa-Herran, Norberto M. Grzywacz
      Pages 101-110
  6. Cognitive and Medical Applications: How Can Arts and Neuroscience Research Improve Physical and Mental Health and Promote Wellbeing?

  7. How Disruptive Neurotechnologies Are Changing Science, Arts, and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Mario Ortiz, Eduardo Iáñez, Christoph Guger, José M. Azorín
      Pages 147-155
    3. Stephanie M. Scott, Lukas Gehrke
      Pages 161-166
    4. Jorge A. Gaxiola-Tirado, Aaron Colverson, Silvia Moreno
      Pages 167-171
    5. Justin Tanner, Shane Esola, Kenneth Veldman
      Pages 173-177
    6. Shane Esola, Justin Tanner, Kenneth Veldman
      Pages 179-182
    7. Andreas Wulff-Abramsson, Adam Lopez, Luis Antonio Mercado Cerda
      Pages 183-188
  8. How Can the Arts and Neuroscience Describe and Promote the Processes of Learning and Creativity in K-12 and Higher Education?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-197
  9. The Future of Neuroaesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Dario Robleto, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza
      Pages 215-220
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-221

About this book


Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is a trans-disciplinary, collective, multimedia collaboration that critically uncovers the challenges and opportunities for transformational and innovative research and performance at the nexus of art, science and engineering. 

This book addresses a set of universal and timeless questions with a profound impact on the human condition: 

  • How do the creative arts and aesthetic experiences engage the brain and mind and promote innovation?
  • How do arts–science collaborations employ aesthetics as a means of problem-solving and thereby create meaning?
  • How can the creative arts and neuroscience advance understanding of individuality and social cognition, improve health and promote life-long learning?
  • How are neurotechnologies changing science and artistic expression?
  • How are the arts and citizen science innovating neuroscience studies, informal learning and outreach in the public sphere?

Emerging from the 2016 and 2017 International Conferences on Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity held in Cancun, Mexico and Valencia, Spain to explore these topics, this book intertwines disciplines and investigates not only their individual products—art and data—but also something more substantive and unique; the international pool of contributors reveals something larger about humanity by revealing the state of the art in collaboration between arts and sciences and providing an investigational roadmap projected from recent advances.

Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity is written for academic researchers, professionals working in industrial and clinical centers, independent researchers and artists from the performing arts, and other readers interested in understanding emergent innovations at the nexus of the creative arts, science and engineering. The book contains language, design features (illustrations, diagrams) to develop a conversational bridge between the disciplines involved supplemented by access to video, artistic presentations and the results of a hackathon from the MoBI conferences. 


Mobile Brain-Body Imaging Creative Arts Brain-Computer Interfaces Neuroaesthetics Cognitive Neurosciences Imaging Technology Art-Science Collaboration

Editors and affiliations

  • Jose L. Contreras-Vidal
    • 1
  • Dario Robleto
    • 2
  • Jesus G. Cruz-Garza
    • 3
  • José M. Azorín
    • 4
  • Chang S. Nam
    • 5
  1. 1.NSF IUCRC BRAIN CenterUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Cullen College of EngineeringUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y AutomáticaUniversidad Miguel Hernández de ElcheElcheSpain
  5. 5.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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