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Get the picture? Art in the brain of the beholder | The blurred imagery of Impressionist paintings seems to tickle the brain's amygdala, for instance, which is geared towards detecting threats in the fuzzy rings of our peripheral vision. Since the amygdala plays a crucial role in our feelings and emotions, that finding might explain why many people find these pieces so moving.
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Neurologists brainstorm link between brain and the visual arts | The brain is the human piton in the visual process: It is where images pass through in the dynamics of perception. Often people make reference to the visual brain, and experts consider creativity and art-making as among the earliest and most natural of brain operations.