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This is your brain on art!

May 14, 2009

Have you ever thought about what’s going on in your brain when you look at a painting that you like a lot? While Neuroscientist Dr. Edward Vessel has and he’s done brain imaging experiments to figure it out.

What happens in your brain when you have a pleasurable experience — for example, when you see at a painting that you like very much. Scientists describe this as an aesthetically pleasing experience. They want to know if simply seeing a painting that you enjoy engages an emotional response and triggers the emotion circuits in your brain.
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