Creating Connections

  • Therapeutic Art for Patients with Neurologic Disorders

Top view drawing of brain with paintbrush and rainbow paint

This project addresses the potential rehabilitative effect of therapeutic art and its underlying mechanisms in patients with neurologic disorders. This research team will study the impact of therapeutic art through possible improvement in coordination.


The team will tackle the following challenges:

  • Making therapeutic art accessible to more patients
  • Creating technology to quantify progress
  • Training students in principles of art therapy
  • Providing accessible, culturally attuned wellness for diverse communities.


Related Grand Challenges: Understanding the Rules of Life


  • Technology Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Art Therapy

Majors and Areas of Interest

  • Art Therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Engineering

Methods and Technologies

  • Art
  • Digital art
  • Neuroscience
  • Statistical analysis
  • Engineering


  • NYU Steinhardt
  • NYU Langone
  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NYU College of Arts and Sciences

Primary Instructors