Guerrilla Girls: Not Funny Ha-ha

Famed for their provocative posters the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist art activists who have been campaigning for a democratic art world since 1985. Their many thousands of posters and stickers have made their way from stealth street projects to exhibitions and museums worldwide; you’ll even find their punchy slogans printed onto homeware and T-shirts in the Tate and Saatchi gift shop.

Part 1: What are the brain benefits of looking at art?

For thousands of years, art has played an integral part in the everyday lives of human beings – from a means of self-expression and communication, to more unusual purposes like transmitting codes or even asking favours of gods.

But beyond the emotional and societal aspects of art creation and appreciation, how does visual art benefit our brains?