brain scan may reveal neural signs of depression, but Beethoven symphony reveals what that depression feels like

to me, this looks like a book worth checking out (or buying) ~ sarah nean bruce

The Age of Insight: How Art and Science in Vienna 1900 Shaped Our Understanding of the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain | Brain Pickings by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel 

What Freud has to do with Klimt and the neuroscience of a Beethoven symphony. (PHOTO: Gustav Klimt, Adele Block-Bauer, 1907. Oil, silver, gold on canvas)

excellent excerpts:

A brain scan may reveal the neural signs of depression, but a Beethoven symphony reveals what that depression feels like. Both perspectives are necessary if we are to fully grasp the nature of mind, yet they are rarely brought together.  more~> http://t.co/raCUlSIB

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Kandel argues — much like physicist Lawrence Krauss recently suggested — that science and art share the same fundamental questions, but go about answering them in different ways. While brain science is concerned with the mental life that arises from the activity of the brain, including how perceptionand memory work, and what defines consciousness, art offers insight into the more experiential qualities of mind, like the subjective measures of what certain experiences feel like. more~> http://t.co/raCUlSIB

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While brain science is concerned with the mental life that arises from the activity of the brain, including how perception and memory work, and what defines consciousness, art offers insight into the more experiential qualities of mind, like the subjective measures of what certain experiences feel like. more~> http://t.co/raCUlSIB

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Portraiture lands itself to scientific exploration uniquely, thanks to a long legacy of studies of human facial emotional expression, shaped by Darwin’s photographic experiments, and a sufficient scientific understanding of how we respond to the facial expressions and body language of others, perceptually, emotionally, and empathically. more~> http://t.co/raCUlSIB

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