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Neuro-Aesthetics? Feh! What Neuroscience Can And Can't Teach Us
"[The] growing chorus of neuro-critics are half right: our early-twenty-first-century world truly is filled with brain porn, with sloppy reductionist thinking and an unseemly lust for neuroscientific explanations. ... [What] we need now is 'the meticulous dissection of some elementary brain functions, not ambitious but vague notions like brain-based aesthetics, when we still don't understand how the brain recognizes something as basic as a straight line'." The New Yorker 12/02/12
Posted December 4, 2012 12:39 AM




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