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The brain and art appreciation

The brain and art appreciation

Nora Young, host of CBC radio's Spark, recently interviewed Italian Neurologist Zaira Cattaneo on her research involving brain stimulation and art appreciation. As Cattaneo explained, 12 subjects who had no art background were shown a mix of abstract and figurative art and asked to quickly make a decision on whether or not they liked it. They were asked to rate how much they liked/disliked the piece on a scale.