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

People interested in aesthetics could deepen their knowledge with two exciting articles last week. Nico taught us how the brain decides upon liking the abstract painting Black Square by Kazimir Malevich and Nature published an editorial in which the authors elaborate that happy music and sad sounds are not universal but depend on learning by experience … Continue reading More than a feeling – insights from brain research on the aesthetic experience of music

Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics

“I could paint that!” – I bet everyone has said or, at least, thought that while looking at an abstract painting in an art gallery or museum. A few circles, lines, or chaotic dabs of paint on a white canvas – so what? One of my favorite examples is a painting called Black Square by … Continue reading Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics