[NetBehaviour] Regarding The Aesthetic Experience of Art and Mathematics...

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 11:56:56 CET 2014

The first one is probably as much a cultural phenomenon as the second
and not something intrinsically "true"


On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 2:57 AM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:

> "The brain responds to mathematical beauty in the same way that it does
> to music and art, according to new research conducted by a team from
> University College London.
> After analysing the reactions of 15 mathematicians to formulae through
> brain imaging, researchers found that the brain reacts similarly to
> seeing a beautiful equation as it does to magnificent art or music."
> http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/study-shows-that-the-brain-reacts-to-beautiful-mathematics-in-the-same-way-as-great-art-9126589.html
> Not sure how it relates to this:
> "According to a recent study published in the journal Social
> Neuroscience, looking at faces crafted from colons and parentheses can
> trigger the same facial recognition response in the occipitotemporal
> parts of brain that takes place when we gaze into meatspace visages of
> other humans."
> http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/02/brain-smiley-emoticon-science/
> - Rob.
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