Professor of Psychology, Boston College
Ellen Winner is professor of psychology at Boston College and senior research associate at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her most recent book is How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration (2018).
Changed by art
Gazing at a painting feels like an almost magical encounter with another mind but what real effects does art have on us?
Beauty and aesthetics
Whys of seeing
Experimental psychology is providing concrete answers to some of the great philosophical debates about art and its meaning