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Tedi Asher

Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Tedi Asher

Tedi Asher, PhD, is the Neuroscience Researcher at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, MA, USA.

She joined PEM in the spring of 2017 after completing her PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard Medical School.

As the first neuroscientist on staff at an art museum, Asher helps to inform the exhibition design strategy by analyzing emerging neuroscientific findings and proposing recommendations to increase engagement and visitor impact.

She has a long-standing interest in deciphering the mechanisms underlying human emotional experience, a pursuit she is actively engaged in at PEM.

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Art Meets Neuroscience

MuseumNext Australia

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

In May 2017, Peabody Essex Museum in Salam, Massachusetts made headlines by hiring the museum world’s first Neuroscientist in residence.

Dr Tedi Asher will share what the museum has learnt from neuroscience, how her work is helping to shape exhibitions and give insight that might make you reconsider how you think about visitor experience.