Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetics

Marcos Nadal, PhD., Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, University of Vienna http://www.minervaberkeley.org/conferences/seeing-knowing-vision-knowledge-cognition-and-aesthetics/2014-speakers1/marcos-nadal/ The hallmarks of true art—few today would deny this—are evident in the European Upper Paleolithic parietal paintings, such as those at Chauvet (dated to around 30.000 years before present), Lascaux (around 17.000) or Altamira (close to 15.000). However, as archaeological …

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