12.00 – 13.00
Image perception and neuroaesthetics
Although the contemporary world stimulates a progressive exile of the “Body” in favor of an extreme virtualization of human experiences, Neurosciences have demonstrated that the same Body has a fundamental and inalienable role, thus taking part in human cognition in its own right. Recently, both Neuroscience and the neurophysiological study of the human mind have emerged from the boundaries of medicine contaminating themselves by dialoguing with different disciplines. The most interesting amalgam relates to contents classically derived from exquisitely humanistic fields that refer to Aesthetic, to the aesthetic experience of visual arts and cinema.
In her talk Marta will outline the recent neuroscience discoveries that demonstrate a fundamental role of the body and the human motor system in one of the most specific human experiences: aesthetic experience.