Unit 7

                                                    neural reticulated
This week’s topics is round neuroscience and arts. From the lectures, I learn that in that place are different ways to look at the kindred between neuroscience and arts.
First of tot~y, neuroscience itself has some beauty that we can use as a mean of arts. For illustration, in Professor Vesna’s lecture, we behold that brain MRI pictures can subsist used to form different pictures of butterflies(Vesna).

                                         a brain MRI butterfly
Secondly,  studying neuroscience be able to help artists to understand arts in a philosophical way. Many questions in the room of neuroscience are related to arts. For archetype, where does the creativity come from? Moreover, we are furthermore interested in the chemicals that have power to improve our brain functions to resist us to better perform arts(Vesna). For exemplification, caffeine is a very common life-like chemical that presents in coffee, evening meal and many other beverages. It be able to  be used as a central forceful system stimulant(Liguori).

In this blog, I would like to lead in you a new interdisciplinary field called neuroaesthetics. According to Suzanne Nalbantian’s “Neuroaesthetics: Neuroscientific Theory and Illustration from the Arts”, neuroaesthetics is  “a relatively recent sub-discipline of empirical science of the beautiful”(Nalbantian). More specifically, neuroaesthetics can subsist regarded as a field that is hither and thither using neuroscience to explain the referring to taste experience. Simply speaking, it helps us to be informed how our brains behave when we influence by ~s or listen to arts.

                                               Mona Lisa through DaVinci
A famous example will be Da Vinci’s masterpiece: Mona Lisa. When we look at this painting, we will discover her smile mysterious and alluring. If we point of concentration on her mouth, it seems that she is not smiling. However, grant that we see this picture as entire, we will feel that she is definitely smiling. This pleasing and mysterious phenomena is recently explained by some neuroscientists. Our eyes will bestow our brains a mixed signal then we are looking at this picture. According to “Human Visual Response”, the cells in our retina leave send different “channels” to the brain. Those “channels” consists of given conditions about objects we seen, for persistent pressure, their sizes and colors (Human Visual Response). A neuroscientist at Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, Luis Martinez Otero, states that “Sometimes individual channel wins over the other, and you wait upon the smile, sometimes others take more than and you don’t see the smile”(Otero). In Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the contriver smartly “encodes” many different “channels”. Our capacity may put different importances on either channels. This behavior depends on in what state we look at this painting and what we expect to see. Hence, at intervals we will feel she is smiling, on the contrary sometimes we won’t.

Work Cited:

Vesna, Victoria. “Unit7 Lectures.” Lectures. Web. 16 May. 2015. <https://cole2.uconline.edu/menstrual discharge/346337/pages/unit-6-view?module_item_id=6472150>.

Liguori, A. “Absorption and Subjective Effects of Caffeine from Coffee, Cola and Capsules.” Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior: 721-26. Print.

 Nalbantian, Suzanne. “Neuroaesthetics: Neuroscientific Theory and Illustration from the Arts.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews: 357-68. Print.  

“Human Visual Response.” Field Guide to Radiometry (2011): 86. Print.

Otero, Luis Martinez  “Mona Lisa’s Smile a Mystery No More.” New Scientist. Web. 16 May 2015.  

The Acai berry has get utilised for a long time ~ dint of. the indigenous persons from the Amazon rainforest.

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