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Neuroesthetics

Neuroesthetics is an attempt to combine neurological research with aesthetics by investigating the experience of beauty and appreciation of art on the level of brain functions and mental states. This recently developed field seeks the neural correlates of artistic judgement and artistic creation. This new area of study, includes the neural mechanics of perception, the interpretation of what we "see" and what we experience as awe-inspiring (in the sense of admire, enjoy, respect, appreciate).

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