Vanessa Utz

Vanessa is currently a MSc Brain and Cognitive Science student at the University of Amsterdam, while working as a Visiting Graduate Research Student here at the iViz Lab. Her master’s thesis investigates how humans form aesthetic judgments and how this process is modulated by movement within the percept.


Position: PhD Student


Using an AI creativity system to explore how aesthetic experiences are processed along the brains perceptual neural pathways
Journal Article: Cognitive Systems Research, 2019
19 pages. DOI:

V. Utz, S. DiPaola

Aesthetic Judgments, Movement Perception and the Neural Architecture of the Visual System
Conference Proceedings: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Meeting, August 15, 2019 2019
pp. 538-546. DOI:

V. Utz, S. DiPaola

Seattle, USA

Springer, Cham