ARTicles: “THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON ART”
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Phoenix Center for the Arts dedicates a portion of our staff meeting to discussing an arts, culture, or community-related article. Today’s article, “This Is Your Brain on Art,” was suggested by Thunderbird Class Manager, Lindsey.
“If you think about it, having a great time at the theater defies logic in many ways. We’re surrounded by strangers, bombarded with unusual images and often faced with a wordless language of symbols. Yet, on a good night, we generally laugh more, cry more and enjoy ourselves more at a live performance than when we’re watching TV at home. We may even lose ourselves and feel connected to something larger. How does this happen?
Some of the answers to art’s mysteries can be found in the realm of science. Art is considered the domain of the heart, but its transporting effects start in the brain, where intricate systems perceive and interpret it with dazzling speed. Using brain-imaging and other tools of neuroscience, the new field of neuroaesthetics is probing the relationship between art and the brain.”
Read more of this fascinating article by clicking the link above!