Can art impact our personal sense of self? Can listening to music you love or engaging with a favorite painting, change your perception of your own inner self? In reverse,...
What is the three-way relationship among mind, art, and transcendence? What is it about art that can elicit the sense of transcendence, going beyond the self, bursting the...
There is increasing evidence in the field of neuroscience that art enhances brain function by impacting brain wave patterns, emotions, and the nervous system. But more...
Can understanding how the mind appreciates art give insight into how the mind works? What is it about art that it can reveal the process of creativity and imagination and the...
How can art, the visual arts—from painting to sculptures to film—take us beyond ourselves, generating a sense of awe and grandeur, opening up new ways of knowing and...
Art delights us, but how so, and why? Can art be modes of discovery and creation that enhance understanding? Explore art’s relationship with cognitive science,...
What can we learn about art by studying perception, cognition, emotion? And what can we learn about perception, cognition, emotion by studying art?
In the past, philosophers have been skeptical about the place of empirical analysis in art, but many believe that cognitive science can enrich the understanding of...
Aesthetic Cognitivism is a theory about the arts as sources of understanding. What are its potential conclusions and consequences? Will art become a subset of science? Or can...