May 27, 2008

Quotes on Neuroscience and Art Therapy

Art involves distortion, hyperbole and exaggeration... A specific type of distortion... sanscrit word rasa, the spirit of something, the soul of something, capturing the very escence to evoke a specific emotion in the viewers brain.


Swiftly the brain becomes an enchanted loom, where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern-always a meaningful pattern- though never an abiding one. 
-Charles Sherrington-

Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century. 
-David Chalmers-

Learning [art] is physical... [it] means the modification, growth, and pruning of our neurons, connections-called synapses-and neuronal networks, through experience...when we do so, we are cultivating our own neuronal networks. We become our own gardners.
-Dr. James Zull-

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