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2711, 2021

Art makes you happy. Here’s the science:

By |November 27th, 2021|Categories: MUSINGS|

During a series of brain-mapping experiments led by neurobiologist Professor Semir Zeki, he scanned the brains of volunteers whilst they viewed series of 28 pieces of art. The scans show that art triggered a surge of the chemical dopamine into the brain.

Dopamine gives you that lovely rich boost of warm feelings you get from pleasure and reward like falling in love, and the reaction in the experiment was immediate, indicating that when looking at things we […]

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