Matthew Pelowski

Matthew Pelowski

Ass.-Prof., PhD, Psychology of Cognitive and Neuroaesthetics


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Project Coordinator: Horizon2020 Framework Programme, SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS, Societal Challenges and the Arts, ARTIS (Art and Research on Transformations of Individuals and Society). 2020-


2020 American Psychological Association (APA) Div. 10, Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Berlyne Award for outstanding research by a junior scholar


Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten Award for Outstanding Contributions of Young Scientists. International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA). 2016.

Research interests

Neuroaesthetics, empirical aesthetics, cognitive neuroscience, visual art, social psychology, museum studies, fNIRS, empathy and emotion-sharing via art, hyperscanning and two-person neuroscience. brain damage/Alzheimer's/PD and changes in the creative or artistic brain. Societal or personal transformation via art.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Information Science, PhD, Disruption, Change, and Aesthetic Experience: A consideration of emotion, appraisal and understanding in transformative encounters with art, Nagoya University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

Information Science, MSc, Nagoya University

Award Date: 23 Mar 2007

Studio Art (oil painting concentration), BFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

Advertising, BJ, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002


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