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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
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Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

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Descriptive science of the arts

Descriptive science of the arts

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(p.127) Chapter 3 Descriptive science of the arts
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The Aesthetic Brain
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Anjan Chatterjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0019

When neuroscientists and psychologists study visual art, they typically focus on prototypical artworks, rather than on artworks that seem marginal. Descriptive science of the arts draws parallels between what artists do and the way the brain works.

Keywords:   prototypical, visual, neuroscience, artwork

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