Beauty and the Brain

Beauty and the Brain

The Dream Maker Alice Duncan. attract a special kind of love ... 12 09278 CLEARANCE $ 1.00 the Dream Maker ALICE DUNCANA BEAUTY BRAIN THRE 9780821768792 ISBN 0-8217-6879-4 S " I came to walk you. Opposites Front Cover.

Author: Alice Duncan

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 0821768794

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 356

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For her silent movie career, beautiful Brenda Fitzpatrick hides her intelligence behind a facade of a featherheaded blonde. But not when it comes to Colin Peters, a research assistant on the new movie she's starring in. Fascinated by Colin's vast knowledge, she won't shy away from talking to him. Now, producer Martin Tafft asks Brenda to loosen up the too-meticulous Colin.
Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses

Brain Beauty and Art

Brain  Beauty  and Art

The golden beauty: Brain response to classical and renaissance sculptures. PLoS ONE, 11:e1201. Gallese, V. (2019). Embodied simulation: Its bearing on aesthetic experience and the dialogue between neuroscience and the humanities.

Author: Anjan Chatterjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197513620

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

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Frameworks -- Beauty -- Art -- Music -- Dance -- Architecture.
Categories: Philosophy

Brain and Art

Brain and Art

The first question about the relationship between beauty and the brain is: Where is beauty? Is it in the world or in our heads? This question presupposes world of things and eye of the beholder as separate entities.

Author: Bruno Colombo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030235802

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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This book analyzes and discusses in detail art therapy, a specific tool used to sustain health in affective developments, rehabilitation, motor skills and cognitive functions. Art therapy is based on the assumption that the process of making art (music, dance, painting) sparks emotions and enhances brain activity. Art therapy is used to encourage personal growth, facilitate particular brain areas or activity patterns, and improve neural connectivity. Treating neurological diseases using artistic strategies offers us a unique option for engaging brain structural networks that enhance the brain’s ability to form new connections. Based on brain plasticity, art therapy has the potential to increase our repertoire for treating neurological diseases. Neural substrates are the basis of complex emotions relative to art experiences, and involve a widespread activation of cognitive and motor systems. Accordingly, art therapy has the capacity to modulate behavior, cognition, attention and movement. In this context, art therapy can offer effective tools for improving general well-being, quality of life and motivation in connection with neurological diseases. The book discusses art therapy as a potential group of techniques for the treatment of neurological disturbances and approaches the relationship between humanistic disciplines and neurology from a holistic perspective, reflecting the growing interest in this interconnection.
Categories: Medical

Your Creative Brain

Your Creative Brain

Spend time in places of natural beauty. The effect of natural beauty on the mind inspires creativity. Time spent in the mountains, at the seashore, gazing at the stars, walking in the forest, or watching a colorful sunset ...

Author: Shelley Carson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470651438

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states. Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one?s personal and professional life.
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

Buildings , beauty , and the brain : A neuroscience of architectural experience . Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 29 ( 9 ) , 1521-1531 . Conway , B. R. , & Rehding , A. ( 2013 ) . Neuroaesthetics and the trouble with beauty .

Author: Michael H. Thaut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192526120

Category: Psychology

Page: 896

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The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers were interested in localizing musicality in the brain and learning more about how music is processed in both healthy individuals and those with dysfunctions of various kinds. Since then, the research literature has mushroomed, especially in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain is a groundbreaking compendium of current research on music in the human brain. It brings together an international roster of 54 authors from 13 countries providing an essential guide to this rapidly growing field. The major themes include Music, the Brain, and Cultural Contexts; Music Processing in The Human Brain; Neural Responses to Music; Musicianship and Brain Function; Developmental Issues in Music and the Brain; Music, the Brain, and Health; and the Future. Each chapter offers a thorough review of the current status of research literature as well as an examination of limitations of knowledge and suggestions for future advancement and research efforts. The book is valuable for a broad readership including neuroscientists, musicians, clinicians, researchers and scholars from related fields but also readers with a general interest in the topic.
Categories: Psychology

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age

BEAUTY AND THE BRAIN If you apply the ideas in this chapter for six months to a year, you, like Joni, may not need that facelift after all. And better yet, you'll increase your chances for longevity and decrease your chances of ...

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405516020

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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A healthy brain is the key to living longer and looking younger. In Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, clinical neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr Daniel G. Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain, helping you to look, feel and think younger. Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at the Amen Clinics and the most up-to-date research collected from over 70,000 brain scans, Dr Amen's breakthrough programme leads you through ten simple anti-aging steps that will also dramatically decrease the risk for Alzheimer's disease. You will learn how to: - Boost your memory, mood, attention and energy - Decrease your risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia - Reduce the outward signs of aging and make your skin more beautiful - Promote the healing of brain damage due to injury, strokes, substance abuse and toxic exposure - Dramatically increase your chances of living longer and looking younger
Categories: Health & Fitness

Trees of the Brain Roots of the Mind

Trees of the Brain  Roots of the Mind

Thus, as neuroscience rapidly advances our ability to see both the brain's “trees” and its vastly intricate and diverse ... my aim with this book is to reveal a yet well-kept secret: the stunning beauty of the brain's cellular form.

Author: Giorgio A. Ascoli

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262028981

Category: Science

Page: 247

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An examination of the stunning beauty of the brain's cellular form, with many color illustrations, and a provocative claim about the mind-brain relationship. The human brain is often described as the most complex object in the universe. Tens of billions of nerve cells-tiny tree-like structures—make up a massive network with enormous computational power. In this book, Giorgio Ascoli reveals another aspect of the human brain: the stunning beauty of its cellular form. Doing so, he makes a provocative claim about the mind-brain relationship. If each nerve cell enlarged a thousandfold looks like a tree, then a small region of the nervous system at the same magnified scale resembles a gigantic, fantastic forest. This structural majesty—illustrated throughout the book with extraordinary color images—hides the secrets behind the genesis of our mental states. Ascoli proposes that some of the most intriguing mysteries of the mind can be solved using the basic architectural principles of the brain. After an overview of the scientific and philosophical foundations of his argument, Ascoli links mental states with patterns of electrical activity in nerve cells, presents an emerging minority opinion of how the brain learns from experience, and unveils a radically new hypothesis of the mechanism determining what is learned, what isn't, and why. Finally, considering these notions in the context of the cosmic diversity within and among brains, Ascoli offers a new perspective on the roots of individuality and humanity.
Categories: Science

The Tell Tale Brain

The Tell Tale Brain

Because both art and aesthetics require the brain to respond to beauty, there is bound to be a great deal of overlap. But an includes such things as Dada (whose aesthetic value is dubious), whereas aesthetics includes such things as ...

Author: V. S. Ramachandran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448106844

Category: Science

Page: 384

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John, aged sixty, suffered a stroke and recovered fully, except in one respect: although he can see perfectly, he can no longer recognise faces, even his own reflection in a mirror. Whenever Francesca touches a particular texture, she experiences a vivid emotion: denim = extreme sadness; wax = embarrassment; orange peel = shock. Jimmie, whose left arm was recently amputated, can still feel it - and it's itchy. Our brains are the most enchanting and complex things in the known universe - but what happens when they go wrong? Dr V. S. Ramachandran, 'the Sherlock Holmes of brain science' and one of the world's leading neuroscientists, has spent a lifetime working with patients who suffer from rare and baffling brain conditions. In The Tell-Tale Brain, he tells their stories, and explores what they reveal about the greatest mystery of them all: how our minds work, and what makes each of us so uniquely human.
Categories: Science

The Mind Teaches the Brain

The Mind Teaches the Brain

If one's self cannot deny the realm of aesthetics to itself, if beauty is an attribute of reality, ... If it were habits that commanded our tastes, then of course the sense of beauty would belong to the brain and only the content of ...

Author: Caleb Gattegno

Publisher: Educational Solutions

ISBN: 9780878250646

Category: Brain

Page: 314

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It is futile to reduce all mental life to functionings of the brain. This observation does not make the brain any the less mysterious, challenging, or important in our lives. It suggests only that we may find more about the brain by knowing more about how the mind penetrates it, makes the brain do what it wants, and uses it as its instrument. The brain does not know pain while all other parts of the soma do. Doesn't this alone say that the brain is only a relay to the knowing self-which then experiences pain? In this book, Gattegno examines the role of the brain, the mind, and the self in various aspects of human life, and the implications these roles might have.
Categories: Brain