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Cheltenham Science Festival: Beauty and the Brain
June 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Although people often prefer the same things, tastes are also famous for differing. Why? Neuroaesthetics pioneer Semir Zeki joins psychologist Chris McManus and philosopher of the mind Ophelia Deroy to discuss neuroaesthetics, the study of why we think things are beautiful, and how it can help us understand why art, photography and food can be so pleasing to the eye.