November 2, 2008

Art Teams With Science to Explain It All to You

attention, perception — alice @ 11:53 pm Print This Post  AddThis Social Bookmark Button

From NY Times (Oct 31, 2008):  The taste of a ripe tomato, the hook of a catchy song, the scent of a lover’s hair. What is it, exactly, that drives us to seek these things again and again?

Neuroscientists who study perception are starting to discover the inner workings of the sensory mind. Starting on Monday at the New York Academy of Sciences, researchers and artists will team up to explore this new research in a series of talks called Science of the Five Senses. Their conversations will raise a question for the amateur hedonist: If we had a better understanding of the signals our bodies send to our brains, might we take more pleasure from them? 

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