The Stone: Art and the Limits of Neuroscience

Why does art move us? Why does it matter? The answers are not likely to be found by studying the brain.

“Neuroaesthetics” is a term that has been coined to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience. It would be fair to say that neuroaesthetics has become a hot field…(continue reading at The Opinionator) 


Alva Noë is a philosopher at CUNY’s Graduate Center. He is the author of “Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain and Other Lessons From The Biology of Consciousness.” He is now writing a book on art and human nature. Noë writes a weekly column for NPR’s 13.7: Culture and Cosmos blog. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


~ by The Gallery Goddess on December 7, 2011.

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