Two Cultures: The Art of Neurology Challenges the Science of Art Criticism Reign 'Mirrors in Mind' Shows Graham Farmelo That Paintings Are Experimental
Farmelo, Graham, The Independent (London, England)
You don't have to agree with Constable that painting is a science to accept his conclusion that its pictures are experiments. To get the most out of them, we have always needed good art critics, but we are now entering an era in which our appreciation of art is being given new depth by what might seem like an unlikely profession: brain scientists.
Whenever human beings look at a painting - or do anything else, for that matter - they are using the most complicated object we know of in the entire universe: their brain. Just how the ten billion neurons and the rest of the grey matter between every human pair of ears make sense of the world promises to be a mystery for some …
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