Description

The book presents a basis for the interaction of the brain and nervous system with painting, music and literature, and a discussion of art from multiple facets – such as anatomy, migraine, illusion and evolutionary biology. The book explores several aspects of the neurobiology of painting, including evolutionary neurobiology, sensation vs. perception, the visual brain and how the mind works, and also explores the affects of brain disorders and trauma on artist, with a concluding chapter on Frida Kahlo and the spinal cord injury that influenced her painting.

Readership

Neuroscientists, neurologists.

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123668752
Electronic ISBN:
9780080463612

About the editors

Ronald Bradley

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.

R. Adron Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas, USA

Peter Jenner

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College, London, U.K. Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Division

Reviews

"This book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of clinical physiologists with an interest in art, art history, biographies of artists, psychology, neurological disorders, and the history of medicine." --Judith Al-Seffar in THE JOURNAL OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY (Vol 32, No 2, 2006)