The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience

New Discoveries and Changing Landscapes

Edited by

  • Stanley Finger, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Dahlia Zaidel, University of California,U.S.A.
  • Francois Boller, George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, USA
  • Julien Bogousslavsky, MD, Genolier Swiss Medical Network,Switzerland

 This volume on neuroscience, neurology, and the fine arts brings several disciplines together. It presents current thoughts and modern examples about how science, medicine and the arts have interacted in the past and are still converging. This volume specifically explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience.


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Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-63287-6

Table of Contents

Part 1: Brain Damage, Creativity, and the Fine Arts

  1. Split-Brain, the Right Hemisphere, and Art: Fact and Fiction
  2. Dahlia W. Zaidel

  3. Visual Artistic Creativity and the Brain
  4. Kenneth M. Heilman and Lealani Mae Acosta

  5. Artistic Creativity, Artistic Production and Aging
  6. Anna Mazzucchi, Elena Sinforiani and François Boller

  7. Focal Cerebral Lesions and Painting Abilities
  8. Anna Mazzucchi, Elena Sinforiani and François Boller

  9. Artistic Creativity and Dementia
  10. Zachary A. Miller and Bruce L. Miller

    Part 2: Further Insights on the Brain and the Fine Arts

  11. Deceiving the Brain: Pictures and Visual Perception
  12. Nicholas J. Wade

  13. The Experience of Art: Insights from Neuroimaging
  14. Marcos Nadal

  15. On the Electrophysiology of Aesthetic Processing
  16. Thomas Jacobsen

  17. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Exploring Neuroscience, Nature and Nurture in the Novel and the Films
  18. Sheryl R. Ginn

  19. Perception of Emotion in Abstract Artworks: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  20. David Melcher and Francesca Bacci

  21. Art and Brain: The Relationship of Biology and Evolution to Art

    Dahlia W. Zaidel