Appreciation of Beauty and Music in Same Part of Brain

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Appreciation of Beauty and Music in Same Part of Brain


BEAUTY does lie with the beholder it seems.

Scientists have discovered that when someone sees a beautiful painting or hears a touching piece of music a region at the front of the brain alights upa.

Scientists from University College London found an area at the front of the brain known as the medial orbito-frontal cortex, part of the pleasure and reward centre, was more active in people when they listened to music or saw a picture they had rated as beautiful.

The medial orbito-frontal cortex has previously been linked to appreciation of beauty, but this is the first time scientists have been showed that the same area of the brain is activated for both visual and auditory beauty.

The study was published in the journal PLoS One.

Sunburn hurts

SCIENTISTS appear to have discovered why sunburn can be so painful.

They have discovered a molecule they believe is responsible for triggering the inflammatory pain caused by the sun's UVB rays.

The molecule, known as CXCL5, is part of a family of proteins called chemokines and works by activating nerve fibres to cause pain and tenderness.

Tests carried out by scientists from Kings' College London on small samples of sunburned human skin found high levels of CXCL5.

They believe their discovery could pave the way for the development of new drugs which could block CXCL5 and stop the pain of sunburn.

Their study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Get moving

LYING around for long stretches outside of work doubles the risk of dangerous blood clots in the lungs, according to a new study among women.

The study looked at the risk of pulmonary embolism a blood clots in the lungs that typically arise from a vein constriction in the legs a among 69,950 female nurses over an 18-year period. …

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