How does our brain respond to art? Why do we like the music we like? Editor Theresa Patzschke, who currently lives in Berlin, is determined to discover the inner workings of the human mind.
Music is motivating and empowering. Especially when it comes to physical activity. The power output of athletes for example is clearly higher when they are listening to music while performing, scientists found out. Listening to music during a competition, however, is of course no option and that is why the sport scientists Chtourou et al. …Continue Reading
If you put music and science together you get neuroasthetics. Or musicology. Standing on the lowest step of the modern school of knowledge, being an undergraduate at a university, I wanted to find out how full-grown academics choose their particular perspectives in putting man and music together. After an interesting conversation with my friend, the …Continue Reading
If you put music and science together you get musicology. Or neuroaesthetics. It depends on the perspective you take in putting man and music together. I went to talk to my friend the neuroscientist and asked him how he decided for his perspective. Being a passionate painter besides his profession he is mostly interested in the …Continue Reading
Artists are able to draw what they see. They put the real world into a bunch of lines and curves, abstracting the fact that the real world consists of spaces and surfaces rather than of borders. Moreover, in the moment of producing the artwork, artists are able to use their imagination and draw what they …Continue Reading
In Schöneberg, one of the beautiful gallery neighbourhoods in Berlin, three established German artists discuss the question of a possible relationship between art and science. They are presenting their aesthetic results in an ongoing exhibition at the international gallery Kit Schulte Contemporary Art. I met Juliane Laitzsch, Katrin von Lehmann and Eva-Maria Schön to talk …Continue Reading