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E44: The Art of Aesthetic Judgments: Dorothee Chabas, Neuroesthetician

July 19, 2018

In this episode we speak with artist and medical professional, Dorothee Chabas, about her work as a neuroesthetician. With 25 years of medical experience under her belt, Dorothee uses neuroscience to explore and understand aesthetic experiences at the brain level. Why do certain colors attract us? What is it about art that moves us? What is going on when artists create artworks and how do viewers process them? These are the questions Dorothee’s work as a neuroesthetician aims to answer and learn more about.

-About Dorothee Chabas-

Dorothee is a French-American painter and MD PhD (neurologist) based out of San Francisco. She shares her time between painting and neuroesthetics.

Dorothee has been drawing all her life. She practiced live model painting more formally in the nineties at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts de la Mairie de Paris, France, and then at the Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, CA. More recently, she spent three years painting and drawing full time at the San Francisco Studio School.

Dorothee has practiced Neurology for many years, first in Paris, then at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-founded the Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. Her research work on multiple sclerosis performed at Stanford University and UCSF has been internationally recognized.

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