By Zoï Kapoula, Marine Vernet
This edited monograph offers a compelling research of the interaction among neuroscience and aesthetics. The publication broaches a large spectrum of issues together with, yet no longer constrained to, arithmetic and author algorithms, neurosciences of inventive creativity, work and dynamical platforms in addition to computational examine for structure. The overseas authorship is surely interdisciplinary and the objective viewers basically contains readers attracted to transdisciplinary examine among neuroscience and the extensive box of aesthetics.
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13). In brief, there are critical time periods in dyslexic children and teenagers during which higher scores are obtained: 10 and 15 years old (Fig. 3a). , the age ranges with the lowest creativity score in dyslexia. Fig. 74], Fig. 2d). 20], Fig. 2e). However, the sample size of this last analysis might have been too small to allow detecting differences between children with or without comorbid dysfunctions. If conﬁrmed in larger groups, those results would indicate that the speciﬁc type of developmental dysfunction does not impact creativity.
We may also never be certain that Mozart was a synaesthete. But we can recollect his words qualifying the pictorial representation of a musical composition: Even if it is a long piece, I embrace it all in my mind in a glance, as if I saw a beautiful picture or a beautiful human being: in my imagination I do not hear it in order of succession, as it should come after, but I take everything so to speak in one shot. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1789) Some contemporary musicians give evidence that their synaesthetic perceptions guide them to what they call a satisfactory result, as opposed to other times when synaesthesia does not occur to them which they feel as less satisfactory.
The terms “picture” and “movement” describe in this case both the inner experience of the creator as well as the result produced, especially by a painter. A pictorial heuraesthetic work will be that for which the author will have followed the directions of the multimodal shapes (colors, textures, movements…) statistically selected according to their relevance to produce the result that will be most likely to please the cultural context that will receive the work. Vassily Kandinsky was maybe not a synaesthete, at least not according to the still rigid deﬁnition of the neurologic condition that this text may help evolve, yet certain of his works are, to him, the pictorial shaping of the impalpable, of the musical invisible, and the result moves the public in the sense of rhythm, of texture and movement.
Aesthetics and Neuroscience: Scientific and Artistic Perspectives by Zoï Kapoula, Marine Vernet