A growing body of evidence demonstrates that visual arts as well as music have a clear impact on the human brain.
The lecture will first present the basic anatomy and main processes, relevant for the understanding of this impact (e.g. reward system, focused attention, stress, anticipatory and prediction-related structures of the frontal lobe, limbic system).
Next, a demonstration of how a brain disease changed some established artists’ artistic expression will be shown. The last part of the lecture will ask the question about the purpose of arts from the neuroscientific point of view, also focusing on evolutionary theories of art and the brain.
Presenter: prof. dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek (SI)