Table of Contents
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Realm of Neuro-Aesthetics
Chapter 2. The Neurology of Looking: Bottom Up/Top Down Vision
Chapter 3. Art as a Form of Communication
Chapter 4. When Everything Could Be Art and Everybody Could Be an Artist, Then What is Art Critique?
Chapter 5. Why Do We Love Pictures as We Love Novels?
Since we want non-scientists to read and appreciate the book, we have tried to keep the language and the notes on special results of neuroscience easy and understandable with limited scientific terminology. The only advised prerequisites to reading and enjoying this book are an interest in art and the brain. Our intended readership thus comprehends a wide range of scholars or professionals including graduate students and interested laymen in, i) our field, ii) disciplines other than our own fields, like psychology, art critique and history, iii) aesthetics and art philosophy.