This Is Your Brain on Art!

Diane Ravitch's blog

As this article explains, there is a new kind of neuroscience that examines how the experience of art affects your brain.

https://apple.news/ApKmwwmY7TRiq_MqhOMSkdw

It’s all good.

“There is something about being in a group that stimulates your reactions. There’s something about the performance that heightens your senses.

“If you think about it, having a great time at the theater defies logic in many ways. We’re surrounded by strangers, bombarded with unusual images and often faced with a wordless language of symbols. Yet, on a good night, we generally laugh more, cry more and enjoy ourselves more at a live performance than when we’re watching TV at home. We may even lose ourselves and feel connected to something larger. How does this happen?…

“Social connection is one of the strengths of our species — it’s how we learn from others by imitation. We’re keenly attuned to the emotions and actions of people…

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