Why our brains love arts and crafts implications of creative practices on psychophysical well-being

@inproceedings{Huotilainen2018WhyOB,
  title={Why our brains love arts and crafts implications of creative practices on psychophysical well-being},
  author={Minna Huotilainen and Mimmu Rankanen and Camilla Groth and Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen and Maarit M{\"a}kel{\"a}},
  year={2018}
}
This article aims to integrate knowledge from the field of cognitive neuroscience and the arts by focusing on the implications that flow experience and the mirror neuron system integral to making processes have for our psychophysical well-being. Art and craft practitioners have personal experience of the benefits of making. We propose that the handling of material can help to regulate our mental states by providing a means to reach flow states. Furthermore, it seems that arts and crafts play an… CONTINUE READING

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