On brains and buildings: It’s about time we turned our attention to architecture and its impact on our lives. Continue reading When Neuroscience Meets Architecture
In everyday language, a sound can be “sweet”, and a taste can be “light”. For some people, this association across different senses is exceptionally more vivid and real– the stimulation of one sense causes unusual experiences in other senses. What is going on within the brains of synesthetes to cause this swap? Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!
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
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