Edward A. Vessel
Edward Vessel is an internationally recognized expert on neuroaesthetics. His research combines brain imaging with behavioral and computational approaches to study how individuals are moved by, and get pleasure from, visual experiences. He has been invited to speak on his work to professional and lay audiences at conferences and art museums across the U.S. and in Europe. Vessel studied cognitive science at The Johns Hopkins University and received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California in 2004. He is currently a research scientist at the NYU Center for Brain Imaging, where he works directly with MR physicists to develop state-of-the-art techniques for improving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and its applicability to understanding the link between behavior and the brain.