Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brain scans reveal the power of art


"I have always believed art matters so it is exciting to see some scientific evidence to support the view life is enhanced by instantaneous contact with works of art," said Dr Stephen Deuchar 

Art News 


Works of art can give as much joy as being head over heels in love, according to a new scientific study.

"What we are doing is giving scientific truth to what has been known for a long time – that beautiful paintings makes us feel much better.
"But what we didn't realize until we did these studies is just how powerful the effect on the brain is."


 - Professor Zeki
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8500012/Brain-scans-reveal-the-power-of-art.html


Photo: Brain scans reveal the power of art
Works of art can give as much joy as being head over heels in love, according to a new scientific study.

"What we are doing is giving scientific truth to what has been known for a long time – that beautiful paintings makes us feel much better.
"But what we didn't realize until we did these studies is just how powerful the effect on the brain is." - Professor Zeki




Painting Copyright Michael Orwick 2014 www.michaelorwick.com





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