Theory and review

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Minissale, G. (2012). Conceptual art: A blind spot for neuroaesthetics? Leonardo, 45, 43–48. [pdf]

Changeux, J.-P. (2012). Beauty in the brain: for a neuroscience of art. Rendiconti Lincei, 23, 315–320. doi: 10.1007/s12210-012-0192-2. [pdf]

Goldberg, E., Funk, B. A., & Podell, K. (2012). How the brain deals with novelty and ambiguity: implications for neuroaesthetics. Rendiconti Lincei, 23, 227–238. doi: 10.1007/s12210-012-0186-0 [pdf]

Brown, S., Gao, X., Tisdelle, L., Eickhoff, & Liotti, M. (2011). Naturalizing aesthetics: Brain areas for aesthetic appraisal across sensory modalities. Neuroimage, 58, 250-258. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Nadal, M., & Pearce, M. T. (2011). The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics conference: Prospects and pitfalls for an emerging field. Brain and Cognition, 76, 172–183. [pdf]

Sevdalis, V., & Keller, P. E. (2011). Captured by motion: Dance, action understanding, and social cognition. Brain and Cognition, 77, 231-236. [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]

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. [pdf]

Zaidel, D. W. (2010). Art and brain: Insights from neuropsychology, biology and evolution. Journal of Anatomy, 216, 177–183. [html]

Brattico, E., & Jacobsen, T. (2009). Subjective appraisal of music. Neuroimaging evidence. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 308-317. [html]

Di Dio, C., & Gallese, V. (2009). Neuroaesthetics: A review. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 19, 1-6. [pdf]

Levitin, D. J., & Tirovolas, A. K. (2009). Current advances in the cognitive neuroscience of music. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1156, 211-231. [pdf]

Tervaniemi, M. (2009). Musicians–Same or different? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 151-156. [html]

Nadal, M., Munar, E., Capó, M. A., Rosselló, J., & Cela-Conde, C. J. (2008). Towards a framework for the study of the neural correlates of aesthetic preference. Spatial Vision, 21, 379-396. [html]

Nalbantian, S. (2008). Neuroaesthetics: Neuroscientific theory and illustration from the arts. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 33, 357-368. [html]

Freedberg, D., & Gallese, V. (2007). Motion, emotion and empathy in esthetic experience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 198-203. [pdf]

Seeley, W. P. (2006). Naturalizing aesthetics: art and the cognitive neuroscience of vision. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 5, 195–213. [html]

Ramachandran, V. S., & Hirstein, W. (1999). The science of art: A neurological theory of aesthetic experience. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, 15-51. [pdf]

Zeki, S. (1999). Art and the brain. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, 76-96. [html]

Changeux, J.-P. (1994). Art and Neuroscience. Leonardo, 27, 189-201. [html]

Stimulating research on the biological basis of aesthetics

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