evomusart* 2020: 9th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design

9th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design 15 — 17 April 2020 Seville, Spain The use of Artificial Intelligence for the development of artistic systems is an exciting and significant area of research. There is a growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such as: visual art and music generation, analysis, […]

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The Arts and The Brain: Psychology and Physiology Beyond Pleasure

A whole new volume of Progress in Brain Research, edited by Julia F. Christensen & Antoni Gomila, devoted to the psychology and neuroscience of art: Progress in Brain Research Volume 237, Pages 2-484 (2018) The volume includes 22 chapters written by an amazing line-up of contributors: . The Arts, Brain and Evolution 1. Art, Symbolism and […]

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2016 international Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity

Meeting Announcement 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity  (http://yourbrainonart.egr.uh.edu/) Live Aqua, Cancun, Mexico  . The 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity (http://yourbrainonart.egr.uh.edu/) is organized by the University of Houston’s Non-Invasive Brain Machine Interface Systems Laboratory and […]

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Artworks as dichotomous objects, by Robert Pepperell

Artworks as dichotomous objects: implications for the scientific study of aesthetic experience Pepperell R (2015) Artworks as dichotomous objects: implications for the scientific study of aesthetic experience. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:295. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00295 Abstract: This paper addresses an issue that has been studied from both scientific and art theoretical perspectives, namely the dichotomous nature of representational artworks. […]

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Combining universal beauty and cultural context in a unifying model of visual aesthetic experience, by C. Redies

New open-access paper just published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: Redies C (2015) Combining universal beauty and cultural context in a unifying model of visual aesthetic experience. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:218. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00218 Abstract: In this work, I propose a model of visual aesthetic experience that combines formalist and contextual aspects of aesthetics. The model distinguishes between two […]

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Neurocognitive poetics, by Arthur M. Jacobs

New open-access paper just published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: Jacobs AM (2015) Neurocognitive poetics: methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literature reception. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:186. Abstract: A long tradition of research including classical rhetoric, esthetics and poetics theory, formalism and structuralism, as well as current perspectives in (neuro)cognitive […]

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Heroes of Neurons & Neuroaesthetics during the Brain Awareness Week

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies supports the Brain Awareness Week, which is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. This year, there will be 29 events/projects running simultaneously around the world. The only one in the whole UK is also closely related to Neuroaesthetics: As part of […]

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A brain-computer interface in service of the arts

– Researchers at the University of Houston Brain-Machine Interface Systems Team, led by Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, have been working with Becky Valls, associate professor of dance at the University of Huston, to create “a brain-computer interface in service of the arts”, as Jeannie Kever reports. A wireless EEG cap recording Valls brainwaves while performing dance allows her to modulate the stage lights during […]

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New book out: An Introduction to Neuroaesthetics

Lauring, J. O. (Ed.) (2014). An introduction to neuroaesthetics: The neuroscientific approach to aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, and arts appreciation. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press. – From the publisher: “With this volume, Jon O. Lauring offers a cutting-edge introduction to the emerging field of neuroaesthetics. Gathering works from leading scholars all across the globe, he surveys the […]

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2nd Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind

Call for Papers   Pragmatist and embodied approaches to aesthetics consider aesthetics to be the study of everything that goes into the human capacity to make and experience the bodily pre-linguistic cognitive, emotional and sensory-perceptual conditions of meaning constitution having its origins in the organic activities of living creatures and in their organism-environment transactions. The 2nd conference […]

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