“If you’ve ever been moved by a beautiful piece of art, you’re actually following a natural biological inclination. According to a new field called neuroaesthetics, the human brain appears to be built for art appreciation. Scientists are now exploring the reasons why.”
“It’s no wonder the brain gets going on so many levels. Art therapy has been proven effective, for example, in helping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia because it keeps the mind active – stimulating the senses, triggering memories and inviting connections with others through conversation.”
Read more of Robin Flanigan’s article in the October 2014 issue of Rochester Magazine.