Brain Activities in a Skilled versus a Novice Artist: An fMRI Study

  title={Brain Activities in a Skilled versus a Novice Artist: An fMRI Study},
  author={Robert L. Solso},
  • R. L. Solso
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Art, Psychology
  • Leonardo
Functional Magnetic Reso-nance Imaging (fMRI) scans of a skilled portrait artist and of a non-artist were made as each drew a series of faces. There was a dis-cernible increase in blood flow in the right-posterior parietal region of the brain for both the artist and non-artist during the task, a site normally associated with facial per-ception and processing. However, the level of activation appeared lower in the expert than in the nov-ice, suggesting that a skilled artist may process facial… 

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