The brain's specialized systems for aesthetic and perceptual judgment.

@article{Ishizu2013TheBS,
  title={The brain's specialized systems for aesthetic and perceptual judgment.},
  author={Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={1413-20}
}
We recorded brain activity when 21 subjects judged the beauty (aesthetic or affective judgment) and brightness (perceptual or cognitive judgment) of simultaneously presented paintings. Aesthetic judgments engaged medial and lateral subdivisions of the orbitofrontal cortex as well as subcortical stations associated with affective motor planning (globus pallidus, putamen-claustrum, amygdala, and cerebellar vermis), whereas the motor, premotor and supplementary motor areas, as well as the anterior… CONTINUE READING
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