This chapter reviews the neuropsychology of art. First, it examines situations in which brain damage produces a paradoxical improvement in art production. Brain damage can improve art by creating a predisposition to produce visual art, providing individuals with a unique visual vocabulary, aid in people’s ability to render objects accurately, and improve people’s expressive abilities. Second, the chapter discusses the need for measurements of art, if the field is to mature as a science. It reviews the use of the Assessment of Art Attributes in studies of art production as well as perception in the setting of neurological disease.
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