ESSAYS ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Artistic Creativity and the Brain

Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 51-52
DOI: 10.1126/science.1062331

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Behavior is determined by the brain, and the brain varies from person to person. Despite this variability, common neurobiological processes occur. These processes are discussed by Zeki in this essay on one form of variability--artistic expression. By revealing the neural basis of artistic expression, we can discover what processes lie behind other forms of variability, like moral behavior and religious belief.

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