The Arts and the Brain: Psychology and Physiology beyond Pleasure, Volume 237, combines the work of an excellent group of experts who explain evidence on the neural and biobehavioral science of the arts. Topics covered include the emergence of early art and the evolution of human culture, the interaction between cultural and biological evolutionary processes in generating artistic creation, the nature of the aesthetic experience of art, the arts as a multisensory experience, new insights from the neuroscience of dance, a systematic review of the biological impact of music, and more.
Builds bridges and makes new connections between neuroscientists, psychologists and the arts world
Unravels the neural, neuroendocrine, physiological, hormonal and evolutionary dimensions of the arts
Contains chapters from true authorities in the field