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

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

Details

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