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Art, Music, and the Brain: Biological Benefits of Making Music

Nina Kraus, professor at Northwestern University, discusses how our brains process sound, and how making music can help offset language deficiencies.

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Science: How the Arts can help students who struggle most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The findings were published on … Continue reading

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How Art Changes our Brain

The auditorium is predictably packed. Dozens of physicians, psychologist, and psychoanalysts sit on the floor in the aisles, and the entrance door cannot close completely with the bodies bulging out from it. Today’s presentation is entitled: “The Age of Insight: … Continue reading

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Neuroart: the neuroscience of intentional actions in art and science

Intentional actions cover a broad spectrum of human behaviors involving consciousness, creativity, innovative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other related cognitive processes self-evident in the arts and sciences. The author discusses the brain activity associated with action intentions, connecting this … Continue reading

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The Brain on Art – A neuroscientist’s lessons

The greatest discoveries in art history, as in so many fields, tend to come from those working outside the box. Interdisciplinary studies break new ground because those steadfastly lashed to a specific field or way of thinking tend to dig … Continue reading

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Neuroaesthetics: Beauty is in the Brain of the Beholder

Scientists in recent years have theorized that our appreciation of art is an evolutionary adaptation, an instinctual trait that helps us survive. That is why we receive a pleasurable reward from viewing art. That pleasure can be artificially enhanced, a … Continue reading

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Arts and sciences

The idea of bringing together the arts and sciences is not new. In almost every age, these two disciplines have had a difficult and fragile relationship. Where does this mutual fascination come from? What are the limits of this dialog? … Continue reading

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This is your Brain on Art

Having a great time at the theater defies logic in many ways. We’re surrounded by strangers, bombarded with unusual images and often faced with a wordless language of symbols. Yet, on a good night, we generally laugh more, cry more … Continue reading

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Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. There are … Continue reading

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Neuroscience vs Art: Let’s talk across the divide

Can the messy richness of art be reduced to neuroscience? It’s not clear, but the various parties can at least agree on common ground. How art operates on brains is interesting but does not get us far in terms of … Continue reading

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