Art and Neuroscience: A cautionary note

by siddharth1989

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/art-and-the-limits-of-neuroscience/

I’ve been posting here a bit too often about art and neuroscience explanations that seek biological reasons for our “preferences” when it comes to works of art.

Some preferences can indeed be accounted for by the way our brains work, and our evolutionary histories.

But the context in which art is experienced is far too complex a variable not fully dealt with by the current neuro-model. The author, a philosopher, pleads for a more holistic approach in this article.

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