Art and Psychology

IB Visual Arts:  Art and Psychology

Did you know that beautiful paintings produce the same brain activity we feel when we see someone we love? In a study conducted by Professor Semir Zeki, chair in neuroaesthetics at University College London, he relates some interesting discoveries about the effects of looking at art on the brain. The notes below are based on his findings.When you look at art – whether it is a landscape, a still life, an abstract or...

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