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Thursday, December 15, 2011

How Does the Brain Perceive Art? | Wired Science 

A team of researchers at Oxford University set up a simple experiment. They recruited 14 volunteers who were familiar with Rembrandt but had no formal training in art history. The subjects were then put into an MRI machine and shown a series of real and fake Rembrandts, while the machine recorded the differences in their brain scans.