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17 May 2017
‘Groundbreaking’ insights on connections between beauty, neuroscience and wellness to be presented at GWS

The Global Wellness Summit is bringing three experts on the neuroscience of beauty to its annual conference, held this year at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida from 9-11 October.

Dr Anjan Chatterjee is the Elliott professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How we Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, in which he explores the reasons why we find people, places and even numbers beautiful.

Dr Chatterjee will present findings from a new two-part research project entitled ‘Beauty2Wellness,’ undertaken in conjunction with the Global Wellness Institute. One focus of the study uses natural language processing and cognitive science experiments.

Nancy Etcoff is assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and author of the book Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty, which is the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary. Her work on beauty and the brain has been wide-ranging, including being involved in Dove’s groundbreaking ‘Real Beauty’ campaign.

Dr Lisa Ishii is the chief quality officer for clinical best practices for the Johns Hopkins Health System, and the senior medical director for clinical integration in the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. A practicing plastic surgeon, her research interests focus on the science of how people perceive beauty, and specifically, on how faces serve as the portal for how we communicate with the world – and how the world identifies us.

“Given the massive size of the beauty market and the fact that studies show that people respond automatically at a deep neural level to beauty, it’s time to pay attention to the emerging scientific research on why we pursue beauty so fervently, rather than to continue to dismiss it as a somehow misguided or superficial quest,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO. “And these thinkers’ insights will help us forge disruptive and evidence-based connections between beauty and human wellness for the very first time. It will be groundbreaking.”


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20 Oct 2017
Szekely receives inaugural Living a Well Life award at 95 years young
Industry icon Deborah Szekely has been presented with the inaugural Living a Well Life Award, for embodying wellness principles and practices throughout her life.
20 Oct 2017
Dr Richard Carmona receives GWS Social Impact Award
Dr Richard Carmona – the 17th surgeon general of the US and chief of health innovation for wellness destination Canyon Ranch – received the Global Wellness Summit’s Social Impact Award for his commitment to expand access to health and wellness to people around the world.
19 Oct 2017
WAZA and UN team up to tackle environmental problems
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) in order to better combat marine litter, coral reef pollution and the illegal trade of species around the world.
18 Oct 2017
ISPA launches new global workforce study
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a new spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this week.
18 Oct 2017
IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo
Give Kids the World Village – a cost-free resort for children with life threatening illnesses – will enter its 22nd year in partnership with IAAPA at the organisation’s annual expo, with a number of initiatives and events lined up for this year’s show.
16 Oct 2017
Harmsworth receives ISPA Visionary Award
Sue Harmsworth, chair and founder of ESPA International, was awarded the ISPA Visionary Award this morning (16 October) at the International Spa Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
16 Oct 2017
ISPA attendees donate to Las Vegas first responders
Delegates at the ISPA conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas have started collecting donations for those who were first to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
16 Oct 2017
Bounce founder named top franchisor at Best Business Women Awards
Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampolining fitness group Bounce, has been named as the UK’s Best Franchisor at the Best Business Women Awards 2017.
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