Neuroaesthetics is a new discipline that explores the neural correlates of cognitive and emotional processes triggered by the observation of artworks or aesthetic objects (Vernet, 2016; Kapoula and Vernet, 2016a). We conducted several studies questioning how the space in artwork impacts our body’s physiology
. We observed that the quality of eye movements control in direction and depth and the quality of postural balance are challenged by the exploration of paintings or sculptures playing with 3D space, perspective, alignment and movement (Kapoula et al., 2009, 2014, 2015).

In addition to studying the effect of the art on the brain, we are interested how the brain could give birth to art, in other words, in exploring the substrate of creativity. A recent study showed that in dyslexic children and teenagers, higher creativity can be revealed under specific educational approaches (Kapoula et al., 2016; Kapoula and Vernet, 2016b).

  • Kapoula Z, Bucci MP, Yang Q, Vernet M (2009) Eye movements and pictorial space perception: studies of paintings from Francis Bacon and Piero della Francesca. Cognitive Semiotics.
  • Kapoula Z, Lang A, Le TT, Adenis MS, Yang Q, Lipede G, Vernet M (2014) Visiting Richard Serra's "Promenade" sculpture improves postural control and judgment of subjective visual vertical. Front Psychol 5:1349.
  • Kapoula Z, Lang A, Vernet M, Locher P. (2015) Eye movement instructions modulate motion illusion and body sway with Op Art. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:121
  • Kapoula Z, Ruiz S, Spector L, Mocorovi M, Gaertner C, Quilici C, Vernet M. (2016). Education influences creativity in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children and teenagers. PlosOne. 11(3)1-14
  • Kapoula Z, Vernet M (Eds), 2016a, Aesthetics and Neuroscience. Springer
  • Kapoula Z, Vernet M. (2016b) Dyslexia, Education and Creativity, a Cross-Cultural Study. In Kapoula Z, Vernet M (Eds), Aesthetics and Neuroscience
  • Vernet M. (2016) How Art and Neuroscience fell for each other. In Kapoula Z, Vernet M (Eds), Aesthetics and Neuroscience