Aesthetic Appreciation

The View from Neuroimaging

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Resumé

Our understanding of aesthetic appreciation has undergone a profound change during the past 20 years, as a result of the ability to study the human brain through neuroimaging. A number of findings cast into doubt important tenets of previous theories and models. Specifically, neuroscientific evidence suggests that aesthetic appreciation is not a distinct neurobiological process assessing certain objects, but a general system, centered on the mesolimbic reward circuit, for assessing the hedonic value of any sensory object. Furthermore, neuroscientific research also makes it clear that hedonic values are not determined solely by object properties, but subject to a range of object-extrinsic modulatory factors. This article reviews these findings and discusses how they demand a new experimental approach to aesthetic appreciation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEmpirical Studies of the Arts
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)220-248
Antal sider29
ISSN0276-2374
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2019

Emneord

  • Aesthetic appreciation
  • Reward
  • Sensory valuation
  • Preference
  • Aesthetic judgment
  • Neuroaesthetics

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