In the media

Neuroscience: The aesthetic brain, by Chelsea Wald. Nature Outlook. October 7, 2015

What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain, by Emily Von Hoffmann. CityLab. November 10, 2014.

Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture, by Eric Jaffe. FastCompany Design. October 17, 2013.

What the Brain Can Tell Us About Art, by Eric R. Kandel. The New York Times. April 12, 2013.

Neuroaesthetics: Responding to the Critics, by William Hirstein. Psychology Today. December 18, 2012.

Get the picture? Art in the brain of the beholder, by Kat Austen. New Scientist. July 17, 2012.

On the origins of the arts, by E. O. Wilson. Harvard Magazine. May-June. 2012. [pdf]

Did humans invent music?, by Gary Marcus and Geoffrey Miller. The Atlantic. April 16, 2012.

Beholding beauty: How it’s been studied, by Elizabeth Landau. CNN. March 3, 2012.

Toronto psychologist studies how the brain responds to beauty, by Anne McIlroy. The Globe and Mail. February 23, 2012.

Brain Scans Predict Subjective Beauty, by Joseph Castro. Live Science. February 23, 2012.

Seeing the Building for the Trees, by Sarah Williams Goldhagen. The New York Times Sunday Review. January 7, 2012.

Art and the limits of neuroscience, by Alva Noë. The New York Times Opinionator. December 4, 2011.

The Neuroscience of Beauty: How does the brain appreciate art?, by Steven Brown and Xiaoqing Gao. Scientific American. September 27, 2011.

Brain on Beauty Shows the Same Pattern for Art and Music, by Katherine Harmon. Scientific American.  July 7, 2011.

After brain damage, the creative juices flow for some, by Emily Sohn. Los Angeles Times. May 20, 2011.

Sensory deprivation boosts musicians’ skill level, by Tom Jacobs. Miller-McCune, May 16, 2011

Brain scans reveal the power of art, by Robert Mendick. The Telegraph. May 8, 2011.

Unlocking the Mysteries of The Artistic Mind, by Jonah Lehrer. Psychology Today, July 1, 2010.

Why do we need art?, by Bruce ’88. Columns, The University of Washington Alumni Magazine, March, 2009.

Beauty and the brain, by Moheb Constandi. Seed Magazine. September 16, 2008.

This Is Your Brain On Arts, by Steve Mirsky. Scientific American. March 5, 2008.

Stimulating research on the biological basis of aesthetics

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