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Susan Magsamen

Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Director, NeuroArts Blueprint Project

Susan Magsamen is founder and executive director of the International Arts + Mind Lab, a neuroaesthetics initiative from the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Magsamen is co-author, with Ivy Ross, of Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us and designer of the Impact Thinking model, an evidence-based research approach to accelerate using the arts to solve problems in health, well-being, and learning. She is also co-director of the NeuroArts Blueprint project in partnership with the Aspen Institute. Magsamen has developed social impact programs and products addressing all stages of life. She created Curiosityville, an online personalized learning world, and Curiosity Kits, a hands-on multi-sensory company. Magsamen has published seven books including The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonder, The 10 Best of Everything Families, and Family Stories.

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