Using neuroimaging technology, researchers investigate whether there is a neurological basis to what we perceive to be beautiful.
New, advanced EEG technology allows researchers to easily visualize brain activity during sleep.
Researchers link the harmonic structure in pop songs to their ultimate popularity. Findings suggest unexpected chord changes when followed by predictable harmonies help make a song popular.
The average American can assess mathematical arguments for beauty just as they can for art or music. Using nine criteria for beauty, including elegance, intricacy, and universality, people were more likely to agree about the specific ways four different proofs were beautiful. The study sheds new light on broader issues in how and why humans have aesthetic experiences of abstract ideas.
A new study backs up previous research regarding the effectiveness of ketamine in treating depression. Additionally, researchers identified antidepressant effects in Botox, Diclofenac and Minocycline, drugs commonly used for other purposes.