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Corridors of the Mind - Could neuroscientists be the next great architects?

Corridors of the Mind - Could neuroscientists be the next great architects? | Mindfulness | Scoop.it

Taking interdisciplinary thinking to new heights: "Architects have been talking for years about “biophilic” design, “evidence based” design, design informed by the work of psychologists. But last May, at the profession’s annual convention, John Zeisel and fellow panelists were trying to explain neuroscience to a packed ballroom."


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The artful mind meets art history | Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The artful mind meets art history | Behavioral and Brain Sciences | Mindfulness | Scoop.it

Abstract: Research seeking a scientific foundation for the theory of art appreciation has raised controversies at the intersection of the social and cognitive sciences. Though equally relevant to a scientific inquiry into art appreciation, psychological and historical approaches to art developed independently and lack a common core of theoretical principles. Historicists argue that psychological and brain sciences ignore the fact that artworks are artifacts produced and appreciated in the context of unique historical situations and artistic intentions. After revealing flaws in the psychological approach, we introduce a psycho-historical framework for the science of art appreciation. This framework demonstrates that a science of art appreciation must investigate how appreciators process causal and historical information to classify and explain their psychological responses to art. Expanding on research about the cognition of artifacts, we identify three modes of appreciation: basic exposure to an artwork, the artistic design stance, and artistic understanding... We conclude that scientists can tackle fundamental questions about the nature and appreciation of art within the psycho-historical framework.

 

Bullot, N.J., & Reber, R. (2013). The artful mind meets art history: Toward a psycho-historical framework for science of art appreciation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(2), 123-180. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12000489

 

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Eileen Cardillo's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:42 PM

I recommend the commentary by cognitive neurologist and colleague, Anjan Chatterjee. ("Neuroaesthetics: Range and restrictions, p137-138).

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5 Tiny Steps to Move away from Unnecessary Busyness | Tiny Buddha

5 Tiny Steps to Move away from Unnecessary Busyness | Tiny Buddha | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
When we are busy, we forget to feel what’s going on with our own bodies. Let us not be the ants, blind to our own lives, oblivious to what’s in front of us.
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What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation

What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Was the revolutionary circular scroll wheel on the Apple iPod inspired by kinshin, the Zen practice of walking in circles while meditating? There’s no hard evidence, but a new book, The Zen of Steve Jobs, suggests a connection.
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What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation

What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Was the revolutionary circular scroll wheel on the Apple iPod inspired by kinshin, the Zen practice of walking in circles while meditating? There’s no hard evidence, but a new book, The Zen of Steve Jobs, suggests a connection.
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How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation

How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Paying attention to cravings takes away their power.
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A 6-Step Daily Ritual to Create the Future and Enjoy the Present | Tiny Buddha

A 6-Step Daily Ritual to Create the Future and Enjoy the Present | Tiny Buddha | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
If you're feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list and stressed about the future, this 6-step daily ritual may help you.
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3 Principles for Accepting Yourself and Being Authentically Happy | Tiny Buddha

3 Principles for Accepting Yourself and Being Authentically Happy | Tiny Buddha | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
The more we are willing to love ourselves, in all our messy glory, the less we go searching for happiness in the wrong places.
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Seven steps to taking control of your attention

Seven steps to taking control of your attention | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water...
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Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time.

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