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The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art


by Anjan Chatterjee

Synopsis: The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art. Chatterjee uses neuroscience to probe how an aesthetic sense is etched in our minds and evolutionary psychology to explain why aesthetic concerns feature centrally in our lives. 212 more words

Psychology

Oliver Sacks (1933-2015)

Musicophilia.

If Awakenings is the only story you know about Dr. Sacks, you’re missing out on a lot. All of his writing is very accessible to the non-clinician, and can give writers valuable insights about¬†the personalities and motivations of their fictional characters. 275 more words

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience


by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Synopsis: Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. 232 more words

Psychology

Is Obsession a Mind/Body Craving of Dopamine

ADHD brains tend to have a deficit in dopamine (the reward hormone).

So when you have sex or eat food you get a flow of dopamine. 600 more words

Mental Disorder

Essay: Assess to what extent neuropsychological research into visual object and face processing, and specifically into the achievement of object and face constancy, has contributed to our understanding of processing in the intact visual system

Neuropsychological research has provided unique insights, perhaps not possible by other means, into the achievement of object and face constancy in the intact visual system (Turnbull, Carey, Rosaleen & McCarthy, 1996). 2,912 more words

Psychology

Dementia and the global cost of dealing with it

I saw this interesting video on ScienceDaily.Com

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/773063b6d1ecae02e87af2aef641117f.htm

(I tried to find a way to embdedd the video but unfortunately did not know how to do it, apologies) 370 more words

Science