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ART FOR REWARD’S SAKE: VISUAL ART RECRUITS THE VENTRAL STRIATUM – Art For Hospitals +

ART FOR REWARD’S SAKE: VISUAL ART RECRUITS THE VENTRAL STRIATUM

By March 30, 2015Health, Research

“The experience of art in whatever form has long been characterized as pleasurable both to the senses and to the intellect (Dutton, 2009).

These findings are consistent with our hypothesis, leading us to propose that the appeal of visual art involves activation of reward circuitry based on artistic status alone and independently of its hedonic value.”

Source: The National Center for Biotechnology Information