In the first Fechner Lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Anjan Chatterjee focused on “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Beauty”. Professor Chatterjee (University of Pennsylvania) is among the leading international scientists in the field of neuroaesthetics. Professor David Poeppel, Managing Director of the institute, welcomed more than 100 listeners in the ArtLab Foyer.
Why does beauty play a key role in society? In his speech, Anjan Chatterjee spanned an arc from the origins of cosmetics industry to the social implications of blemishes.