Neural Correlates of Beauty

Hideaki Kawabata, Semir Zeki

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We have used the technique of functional MRI to address the question of whether there are brain areas that are specifically engaged when subjects view paintings that they consider to be beautiful, regardless of the category of painting (that is whether it is a portrait, a landscape, a still life, or an abstract composition). Prior to scanning, each subject viewed a large number of paintings and classified them into beautiful, neutral, or ugly. They then viewed the same paintings in the scanner. The results show that the perception of different categories of paintings are associated with distinct and specialized visual areas of the brain, that the orbito-frontal cortex is differentially engaged during the perception of beautiful and ugly stimuli, regardless of the category of painting, and that the perception of stimuli as beautiful or ugly mobilizes the motor cortex differentially.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1699-1705
ページ数7
ジャーナルJournal of Neurophysiology
91
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2004 4
外部発表Yes

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Beauty
Paintings
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Neural Correlates of Beauty. / Kawabata, Hideaki; Zeki, Semir.

:: Journal of Neurophysiology, 巻 91, 番号 4, 04.2004, p. 1699-1705.

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Kawabata, Hideaki ; Zeki, Semir. / Neural Correlates of Beauty. :: Journal of Neurophysiology. 2004 ; 巻 91, 番号 4. pp. 1699-1705.
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