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What the Brain Can Tell Us About Art

Posted April 14, 2013 10:38 AM

From The New York Times:

THIS month, President Obama unveiled a breathtakingly ambitious initiative to map the human brain, the ultimate goal of which is to understand the workings of the human mind in biological terms.

Many of the insights that have brought us to this point arose from the merger over the past 50 years of cognitive psychology, the science of mind, and neuroscience, the science of the brain. The discipline that has emerged now seeks to understand the human mind as a set of functions carried out by the brain.

This new approach to the science of mind not only promises to offer a deeper understanding of what makes us who we are, but also opens dialogues with other areas of study - conversations that may help make science part of our common cultural experience.

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04/14/2013 4:12 PM

...ART in the brain will probably display as "...this space left intentionally blank..." (wink,wink)!

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04/15/2013 6:41 AM

That looks even dumber than phrenology. I can scarcely believe any connection with Wilder Penfield.

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04/15/2013 12:19 PM

Open brain, insert hundreds of thousands of wires, voila.

"As part of the initiative, the president will require a study of the ethical implications of these sorts of advances in neuroscience." Heeee haaaaaw.

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