Papers

Berkowitz, A. L., & Ansari, D. (2010). Expertise-related deactivation of the right temporoparietal junction during musical improvisation. Neuroimage, 49, 712-719. [html]
Calvo-Merino, B., Urgesi, C., Orgs, G., Aglioti, S. M., & Haggard, P. (2010). Extrastriate body area underlies aesthetic evaluation of body stimuli. Experimental Brain Research, 204, 447-456. [html]
Cela-Conde, C. J., Agnati, L., Huston, J. P., Mora, F., & Nadal, M. (2011). The neural foundations of aesthetic appreciation. Progress in Neurobiology, 94, 39–48. [html]
Chatterjee, A. (2011). Neuroaesthetics: A coming of age story. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 53-62. [pdf]
Croft, J. (2011). The challenges of interdisciplinary epistemology in neuroaesthetics. Mind, Brain and Education, 5, 5-11. [html]
Cross, E. S. & Ticini, L. F. (2011) Neuroaesthetics and beyond: new horizons in applying the science of the brain to the art of dance. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, in press. [html]
Ishizu, T. & Zeki, S. (2011) Toward A Brain-Based Theory of Beauty. PLoS ONE, 6: e21852. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021852.  [pdf]
Jacobsen, T. (2010). Beauty and the brain: culture, history and individual differences in aesthetic appreciation. Journal of Anatomy, 216, 184-191. [html]
Koelsch, S. (2010). Towards a neural basis of music-evoked emotions. Trends in Cognitive Science, 14, 131-137. [html]
Lacey, S., Hagtvedt, H., Patrick, V. M., Anderson, A., Silla, R., Deshpande, G., et al. (2011). Art for reward’s sake: Visual art recruits the ventral striatum. Neuroimage, 55, 420-433. [html]
Nadal, M., & Pearce, M. T. (2011). The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics conference: Prospects and pitfalls for an emerging field. Brain and Cognition, in press. [html]
Salimpoor, V. N., Benovoy, M., Larcher, K., Dagher, A., & Zatorre, R. J. (2011). Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music. Nature Neuroscience, in press. [html]
Thomas-Anterion, C., Creac’h, C., Dionet, E., Borg, C., Extier, E., Faillenot, I., et al. (2010). De novo artistic activity following insular–SII ischemia. Pain, 150, 121-127. [html]
Zaidel, D. W. (2010). Art and brain: Insights from neuropsychology, biology and evolution. Journal of Anatomy, 216, 177–183. [html]
Zaidel, D. W.  & Nadal, M. (2011). Brain Intersections of Aesthetics and Morals: Perspectives from Biology, Neuroscience, and Evolution. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 54, 367-380. [pdf]

Stimulating research on the biological basis of aesthetics

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