Forgetting – how and why and what is the role of the brain?

Forgetting happens on a daily basis – we forget our former classmates’ names, what we ate for lunch one week ago and maybe even how we found our way to this article after surfing the Internet. In the following you will learn about the how and why of forgetting – and hopefully remember some of … Continue reading Forgetting – how and why and what is the role of the brain?

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