The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444632876, 9780444632883

The Fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Volume 204

1st Edition

New Discoveries and Changing Landscapes

Serial Volume Editors: Stanley Finger Dahlia Zaidel Francois Boller Julien Bogousslavsky
eBook ISBN: 9780444632883
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444632876
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th September 2013
Page Count: 260
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Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface

Recommended Additional Readings

PART 1: BRAIN DAMAGE, CREATIVITY, AND THE FINE ARTS

Chapter 1. Split-brain, the right hemisphere, and art: Fact and fiction

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Historical scientific background

3 Right hemisphere specialization: The logic behind the relationship to art

4 Science and objectivity

5 Conclusions: Brain, right hemisphere, and art

References

Chapter 2. Visual artistic creativity and the brain

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Major stages in the creative process

3 Right versus left hemisphere visuospatial processing

4 Role global and focal attention in artistic creativity

5 Imagery

6 Artistic creativity and neurological disorders

7 The artistic brain

8 Spatial design

9 Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Artistic creativity, artistic production, and aging

Abstract

1 The aging brain and creativity

2 Specific and methodological aspects of creativity

3 Self-perception over the life span

4 Beyond the aging brain

5 Osteo-articulatory system

6 Creativity as stimulus for successful aging

7 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 4. Focal cerebral lesions and painting abilities

Abstract

1 Painters with a left-hemisphere cerebral lesion

2 Painters with a right-hemisphere cerebral lesion

3 Analysis

4 Conclusions

Artist’s References

References

Chapter 5. Artistic creativity and dementia

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Anatomy

3 Art in the brain

4 Conclusions

References

PART 2: FURTHER INSIGHTS ON THE BRAIN AND THE FINE ARTS

Chapter 6. Deceiving the brain: Pictures and visual perception

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Stylized and spatialized images

3 Deceiving the eye

4 Pictures as deceptions

5 Conclusion

References

Further reading

Chapter 7. The experience of art: Insights from neuroimaging

Abstract

1 The experience of art

2 Brain damage, neurodegenerative disease, and art

3 Neuroimaging studies of the appreciation of art

4 Conclusions, limitations, and prospects

References

Chapter 8. On the electrophysiology of aesthetic processing

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Background: Cognitive electrophysiology

3 Psychology of aesthetics

4 A framework for the neurocognitive psychology of aesthetics

5 Cognitive electrophysiology of aesthetic appreciation

6 Conclusions

References

Chapter 9. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Exploring neuroscience, nature, and nurture in the novel and the films

Abstract

1 Some brief remarks about the life of Mary Shelley

2 The myth and story of Frankenstein

3 Mary Shelley’s Science

4 Universal studios: Frankenstein’s Monster and the Monster’s mate

5 Hammer studios: Shifting from monster to mad scientist

6 Other adaptations

7 Frankenstein and the new millennium

Acknowledgments

References

Further Reading

Chapter 10. Perception of emotion in abstract artworks: A multidisciplinary approach

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 The role of the neural response to emotion in aesthetic experience

3 Scientific approaches to the perception of emotion in art

4 Artists and art historians on art and emotion

5 Study 1: Emotion priming with abstract artworks and faces

6 Study 2: Training a computer to discriminate emotion in abstract artworks

7 Concluding remarks

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 11. Art and brain: The relationship of biology and evolution to art

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Evolution of H. sapiens and tracing the emergence of art

3 Art’s early beginnings

4 Biological roots: Signals in the display of art

5 Communication of visual art and aesthetics

6 From biology to aesthetics

7 Conclusions

References

Index

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Description

 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.

 

Key Features

  • This volume explores the history and modern perspective on neurology and neuroscience

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444632883
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444632876

About the Serial Volume Editors

Stanley Finger Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Dahlia Zaidel Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California,U.S.A.

Francois Boller Serial Volume Editor

François Boller, M.D., Ph.D. has been co-Series Editor of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology since 2002. He.is a board-certified neurologist currently Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University Medical School (GW) in Washington, DC. He was born in Switzerland and educated in Italy where he obtained a Medical Degree at the University of Pisa. After specializing in Neurology at the University of Milan, Dr. Boller spent several years at the Boston VA and Boston University Medical School, including a fellowship under the direction of Dr. Norman Geschwind. He obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was in charge of Neuroscience teaching at the Medical School and was nominated Teacher of the Year. In 1983, Dr. Boller became Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh where he founded and directed one of the first NIH funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers in the country. In 1989, he was put in charge of a Paris-based INSERM Unit dedicated to the neuropsychology and neurobiology of cerebral aging. He returned to the United States and joined the NIH in 2005, before coming to GW in July 2014.

Dr. Boller’s initial area of interest was aphasia and related disorders; he later became primarily interested in cognitive disorders and dementia with emphasis on the correlates of cognitive disorders with pathology, neurophysiology and imaging. He was one of the first to study the relation between Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, two processes that were thought to be unrelated. His current area of interest is Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with emphasis on the early and late stages of the disease. He is also interested in the history of Neurosciences and is Past President of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neurology, the official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (now European Academy of Neurology). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association. In addition, he has chaired Committees within the International Neuropsychological Society, the International Neuropsychology Symposium, and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). He has authored over 200 papers and books including the Handbook of Neuropsychology (Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC, USA

Julien Bogousslavsky Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Genolier Swiss Medical Network,Switzerland