Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain by Marcos Nadal, Joseph P. Huston, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, Camilo José Cela Conde
English | September 1st, 2015 | ISBN: 0199670005, 9780199670000 | 567 Pages | True PDF | 79.44 MB
Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. Our ancestors have decorated their bodies, tools, and utensils for over 100,000 years. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement, among other means, constitutes a fundamental aspect of our species' biological and cultural heritage. Art and aesthetics, therefore, contribute to our species identity and distinguish it from its living and extinct relatives.