Q: Why did you think that a book on art and the brain was needed? A: Most people think about the arts or about health, but they don’t really think about arts and health together. Q: How do dance and music affect the body and brain. How to bring art into your lifeIn “Your Brain on Art,” Magsamen and Ross offer a vision of what a life lived with an aesthetic mind-set could look like. Develop an arts practice: “We hope that people start to think about 20 minutes of an arts practice, whatever that is, throughout the day,” Magsamen says.