Science of Beauty

The experience of beauty, whether derived from sensory sources such as visual art or music, from moral sources or or from highly cognitive ones such as mathematics, correlates with activity in the same part of the emotional brain, field A1 of medial orbito-frontal cortex (mOFC). Moreover, the intensity of activity there during aesthetic experiences is directly related to the declared intensity of the aesthetic emotion. This raises important questions about the role and uses of beauty, not only in our daily experience but also in our efforts to understand the structure of the Universe in which our brains have evolved, through the experienced beauty of mathematical formulations.

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  • 5 May 2018
  • 19:00
  • Salone del Podestà