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Marcos Nadal

University of the Balearic Islands


Marcos Nadal received his degree in Psychology from the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) in 2000, and his Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Evolution and Cognition from the same university in 2007. From 2012 to 2015 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Basic Psychology and Research Methods of the University of Vienna. He is Professor and Director of the Department of Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands. His research is devoted to characterizing the psychological, neural, and evolutionary foundations of humans’ capacity for aesthetic appreciation and creation. His contributions to Empirical Aesthetics have earned him the Baumgarten Award from the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics in 2014, and the Daniel Berlyne Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 10, the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, in 2017. He is the Executive Editor of Empirical Studies of the Arts, and Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. He is the co-editor of Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain (OUP Press).

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