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Neuroaesthetics and the Trouble with Beauty

The famous nineteenth-century psychophysicist Gustav Fechner was also a poet and art critic. Armed with the tools of science, Fechner sought to reconcile his various interests. He would  doubtless be interested by technological developments in neuroscience that have revealed the operations of neurons at cellular resolution and have … Continue reading

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Neuroaesthetics – The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience

The field of neuroaesthetics has gained in popularity in recent years but also attracted criticism from the perspectives both of the humanities and the sciences. In an effort to consolidate research in the field, we characterize neuroaesthetics as the cognitive neuroscience 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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Brain Theory: Essays in Critical Neurophilosophy

From its beginnings until the present day, neuroscience has always had a special relationship to philosophy. And philosophy has long puzzled over the relation between mind and brain (and by extension, the relation of cerebral processes to freedom, morals, and … Continue reading

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