The Neuroscience of Creativity and the Arts is Explored in the Latest Public Webinar from the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development

Live, Public Webinar on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

What is the essence of creativity?

Join a discussion with neuropsychologist and researcher Rex E. Jung as he debunks some of the common assumptions about creativity: how it's defined and measured, and how scientific inquiry can enhance our understanding about creativity and art-making.

This is the latest public webinar hosted by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 17 federal departments, agencies, divisions, and offices to encourages more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.

The NEA and the Interagency Task Force periodically host public webinars to share compelling research, practices, and/or funding opportunities for research in the arts and human development. Task Force members include representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and other agencies and departments.


  • Rex E. Jung, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, a research scientist at the Mind Research Network
  • Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, NEA, will moderate the webinar

To join the webinar:

The webinar takes place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET. It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at

You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box. An archive of the webinar will be available shortly.  

Follow us on Twitter as we live-tweet this webinar @NEAarts, hashtag #NEAtaskforce.

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Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs

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