Can neuroscience help us understand art?

Neuroaesthetics is a term that has been invented to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience, and over the years has become a hot research field. It is not unusual for scientists and theorists of art to collaborate on papers that find their way into top scientific journals. But, how these two disciplines can merge and give us information about art? What’s the relation between brains and art, art and brains? Below you can watch a debate on whether neuroscience can actually help us understand art or not:

What do you think? Can neuroscience help us understand art? It’s your call.

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