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Beauty in the brain: for a neuroscience of Art

Art renewes itself, but does not progress in the sense in which progressing is defined in science. Both the creation and the appreciation of art are products of the physico-chemical reactions in the brain and, in a more general sense, of the organization of … 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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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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Beauty requires thought: Study supports philosophical claim

Does the experience of beauty require a person to think? And can sensuous pleasures, like eating or sex, be beautiful? Such questions have long preoccupied philosophers, with Immanuel Kant making the famous claim that beauty requires thought, unlike sensuous pleasure, … Continue reading

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