More than a feeling – insights from brain research on the aesthetic experience of music

Most of us have experienced aesthetic reactions to music– everyone knows how it feels to react to a song so emotionally that you get goosebumps and think “This music is so beautiful.” Continue reading More than a feeling – insights from brain research on the aesthetic experience of music

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Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics

We all know what it feels like to find beauty inexpressible. Now, neuroscience is aiming to uncover the cognitive and affective processes at play when we have aesthetic experiences. Continue reading Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics

On Determining Whom to Kill: The Challenge of Moral Decision Making

As technology advances, we’re forced to ask ourselves whether we want moral decisions to be made by humans or algorithms. With the invention of autonomous cars, the “trolley dilemma” is up for discussion again. Is sacrificing one person to save five others the more moral option? Would your answer change if you were the ‘one’? Continue reading On Determining Whom to Kill: The Challenge of Moral Decision Making