Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'neuroaesthetics'

While work by people such as Diederik Stapel has been deemed fraudulent, research into the effects of contexts on thinking and behavior has almost come to a halt. There has been much skepticism towards whether there are any effects at all. Could it still be the case that context can affect our emotional responses and judgments [...]

Read Full Post »

OK here goes. A brief time ago we recorded real-time EEG while a person walked and shopped in a grocery store. An abbreviated version of the movie can be seen here. As you can see, besides the large frame showing what the person is oriented towards (although there is no eye-tracking) the smaller right hand [...]

Read Full Post »

For a long time, I have wanted to expand my lab facilities to be able to record not only behavioural data at millisecond resolution, but also to expand with neuroimaging such as EEG. Although I am already doing neuroimaging using functional and structural MRI at the DRCMR, I have had an interest in trying other [...]

Read Full Post »

A recent news item tells us about a report that the gustatory system in mammals has been shown to have a “gustatory map”. Just in the same way that we already know that our visual and sensory-motor systems show nice and almost 1:1 mapping between sense and it’s neural representation. It is groundbreaking work, as [...]

Read Full Post »

I never stop being amazed by the pure aesthetics of data output. I especially favour the non-directed output that’s originally intended for nerdy observation. I guess having a wife that is an artist helps having an alternative eye on visual input (and, by all means, other sensory input) The above example is taken from the [...]

Read Full Post »

As you may have heard, we are currently opening a business network, entitled iDECIDE. The aim of this forum is to provide the latest news and views from the scene of neuroscience, applied to a business framework. We provide a network of selected likeminded companies from various disciplines (finance, marketing, communications). iDECIDE is non-profit, and a [...]

Read Full Post »

An already influential paper by Salimpoor et al. in Nature Neuroscience, suggests that we need to rethink how the reward system works, most notably the neural distinction between expectation and experience of rewards. By using PET scanning to probe the binding of dopamine in the (subcortical) brain, and using fMRI to learn more about the [...]

Read Full Post »

Back in October, 2010, the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University, organized a two day conference on neuroaesthetics. The key idea of the conference was to bring together neuroscientists with artists for a debate on how to understand individual art forms. The meeting had sections on visual art, architecture, music, dance, and design. The [...]

Read Full Post »

I am one of the organizers of a three day conference on neuroaesthetics that takes place at the University of Copenhagen from September 24 to September 26. If you are interested in the relation between art and the brain please consider joining us for what I believe will be an exiting event. Neuroaesthetics is a [...]

Read Full Post »

In March, the Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny hosted a conference on the “Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics”. The list of speakers was pretty impressive. Luckily, the lectures were taped and are now available on You Tube. Here is a video with lectures by Antonio Damasio on emotion, Helen Fisher on [...]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Sharing Buttons by Linksku