Beauty or Brains?

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Science  06 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5685, pp. 779-780
DOI: 10.1126/science.1098549

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The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain. by Robert L. Solso. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004. 296 pp. $45, £29.95. ISBN 0-262-19484-8.

Drawing on cognitive science, anthropology, and art history, the author explores how human consciousness perceives and creates visual art.