The ‘Joy Mode’: Texas Tech Studies the Effects of the Arts on Healing

He called it the “joy mode.” During a press trip to Lubbock, Texas, last month, I had the opportunity to interview Dean Noel Zahler of Texas Tech University’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts about 16 multi-disciplinary research groups who are using fMRI to measure the effects of the arts on…