Biological basis of aesthetics

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Mon Sep 30 14:48:27 EST 1991


In article <1991Sep30.011017.9280 at acsu.buffalo.edu> lammens at acsu.buffalo.edu (Joe Lammens) writes:
>I have the idea that aesthetics must have a biological basis, in the sense
>that something aesthetically pleasing evokes different neural activation
>patterns than something which is not. Is anything known about that?
>
>Joe Lammens.

Look into the Golden Section.  Leonardo did some stuff with it. The
greeks thought that the golden ratio was the most aesthetically
pleasing ratio there was.



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