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.
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"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)
Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
University of Texas, USA
King's College, London, U.K. Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Division