A neural mechanism for aesthetic experience

@article{Thakral2012ANM,
  title={A neural mechanism for aesthetic experience},
  author={Preston P. Thakral and Lauren R. Moo and Scott D. Slotnick},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={310–313}
}
Aesthetic experience associated with viewing art has been hypothesized to depend on both low-level sensory processing and high-level conceptual processing. To test these hypotheses, we used functional MRI to evaluate the magnitude of activity in sensory motion processing region MT+ and in the prefrontal cortex while participants viewed van Gogh paintings that evoked a range of motion experience. In support of the sensory hypothesis of aesthetic experience and the conceptual hypothesis of… 
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