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Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity, and the Quest for Human Happiness

Author(s): Semir Zeki
Subject(s): Cultural history, Psychology, Neuropsychology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: brain; aesthetics; neuroscience; art
Summary/Abstract: A look at the works of Dante, Balzac, Zola, Mann and the great poets of the Orient, as well as Michelangelo’s sculptures, Cezanne’s paintings, and Wagner’s music from a brain science perspective. The fascinating publication in the field of neuroesthetics. Describing the neurobiological foundations of aesthetic perception, the author extends the considerations from fine arts to music, literature and philosophy.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2696-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0912-7
  • Page Count: 238
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish