Edward A. Vessel, PhD

Hauptforschungsgebiete

  • Neuronale Grundlagen der ästhetischen Erfahrung
  • Visuelle Präferenzen
  • Neurobiologie der Informationssuche
  • Brain Imaging-Methoden

Vita

Ausbildung

1997–2004

PhD (Neurowissenschaften), The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1993–1997   

Bachelor of Arts (Kognitionswissenschaft), The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Werdegang

2016–

Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

2014–2015

Full Research Scientist, Center for Brain Imaging, New York University, New York, NY

2010–2015  

Co-Direktor, NYU ArtLab

2009–2014

Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Brain Imaging, NYU

2011   

Adjunct Professor, Abteilung Psychologie, NYU

2008–2009  

Research Consultant für Nava Rubin, Center for Neural Science, NYU, und Denis Pelli, Abt. Psychologie, NYU

2007–2008 

Adjunct Lecturer, Abteilungen Psychologie und Englisch, NYU

2004–2007 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Neural Science, NYU, Advisor: Nava Rubin

       

       

      

     

 

Publikationen

Monographien

Isik, A.I. and Vessel, E.A. (2021). From Visual Perception to Aesthetic Appeal: Brain Responses to Aesthetically Appealing Natural Landscape Movies. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:676032. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.676032

Welke, D., Purton, I., Vessel, E.A. (2021). Inspired by art: Higher aesthetic appeal elicits increased felt inspiration in a creative writing task. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/aca0000393

Schlotz, W., Wallot, S. Omigie, D. Masucci, M.D., Hoelzmann, S.C., Vessel, E.A. (2020). The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA): A screening tool to assess individual differences in responsiveness to art in English and German. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000348.

Vessel, E. A. (2020). Neuroaesthetics. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology (pp. 1–10). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.24104-7

Isik, A. I., & Vessel, E. A. (2019). Continuous ratings of movie watching reveal idiosyncratic dynamics of aesthetic enjoyment. PLOS ONE, 14(10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223896

Vessel, E. A.,  Isik, A.I., Belfi, A.M.,  Stahl, J. L., and  Starr, G. G. (2019) The default-mode network represents aesthetic appeal that generalizes across visual domains. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902650116

Belfi, A. M., Vessel, E. A., Brielmann, A., Isik, A. I., Chatterjee, A., Leder, H., Pelli, D. G., Starr, G. G. (2019). Dynamics of aesthetic experience are reflected in the default-mode network. NeuroImage, 188, 584–597. http://doi.org/10.1016/J.NEUROIMAGE.2018.12.017

Belfi, A. M., Kasdan, A., Rowland, J., Vessel, E. A., Starr, G. G., & Poeppel, D. (2018, July 16). Rapid Timing of Musical Aesthetic Judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000474

Vessel, E. A., Maurer, N., Denker, A. H., & Starr, G. G. (2018). Stronger shared taste for natural aesthetic domains than for artifacts of human culture. Cognition179, 121–131. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.06.009

Belfi, A.M., Vessel, E. A., Starr, G.G. (2017). Individual ratings of vividness predict aesthetic appeal in poetry. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000153

Vessel, E. A., Biederman, I., Subramaniam, S., & Greene, M. R. (2016). Effective signaling of surface boundaries by L-vertices reflect the consistency of their contrast in natural images. Journal of Vision, 16(9), 15-15. doi: 10.1167/16.9.15. http://journalofvision.org/16/9/15

Vessel, E. A. (2015) Effects of reduced sensory stimulation and assessment of countermeasures for sensory stimulation augmentation. Draft Report. Houston (TX): National Aeronautics and Space Administration (US). 173 p. Contract No.: NNJ13HF11P.

Vessel, E. A., Stahl, J., Maurer, N., Denker, A., Starr. G.G. (2014) Personalized visual aesthetics. Proc. SPIE 9014, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIX, 90140S, 1-8. doi: 10.1117/12.2043126.

Vessel, E. A., Starr, G.G., Rubin, N. (2013) Art reaches within: aesthetic experience, the self and the default-mode network. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7:258, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00258. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2013.00258

Vessel, E. A., Starr, G.G., Rubin, N. (2012) The brain on art: Intense aesthetic experience activates the default mode network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:66, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00066. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00066

Vessel, E. A., & Rubin, N. (2010). Beauty and the beholder: Highly individual taste for abstract, but not real-world images.  Journal of Vision, 10(2): 18, 1-14, journalofvision.org/10/2/18, doi:10.1167/10.2.18.

Yue, X., Vessel, E. A., & Biederman, I. (2007) The neural basis of scene preferences.  NeuroReport, 16(6), 525-529.                        

Biederman, I. & Vessel, E. A. (2006) Perceptual pleasure and the brain. American Scientist, 94, 249-255.

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

2014–2016 

Beauty and Beyond Research Institute, Global Institute for Advanced Studies, NYU

2013–2014

Sensory stimulation augmentation tools for long duration exploration spaceflight, NASA

2013 

Podiumsredner, World Science Festival

2003–2006   

Postdoctoral NRSA award (NEI)

2001–2003

Predoctoral NRSA Volontariat: USC Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Training Grant

2001 

Stipendiat am Dartmouth Summer Institut in Kognitionswissenschaften

                               

                   

 

 

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