Neuropsychology of Art: Neurological, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Perspectives (Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 2nd New edition)

Neuropsychology of Art: Neurological, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Perspectives (Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 2nd New edition)

By: Dahlia W. Zaidel (author)Paperback

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Fully updated, the second edition of Neuropsychology of Art offers a fascinating exploration of the brain regions and neuronal systems which support artistic creativity, talent and appreciation. This landmark book is the first to draw upon neurological, evolutionary, and cognitive perspectives, and to provide an extensive compilation of neurological case studies of professional painters, composers and musicians. The book presents evidence from the latest brain research, and develops a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon theories of brain evolution, biology of art, art trends, archaeology, and anthropology. It considers the consequences of brain damage to the creation of art and the brain's control of art. The author delves into a variety of neurological conditions in established artists, including unilateral stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and also evidence from savants with autism. Written by a leading neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology of Art will be of great interest to students and researchers in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and neurology, and also to clinicians in art therapy.

About Author

Dahlia W. Zaidel is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience and at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA


1. Approaches to the neuropsychology of art 2. The effects of brain damage in established artists 3. The eye and brain in artist and viewer: alterations in vision and color perception 4. Special visual artists: the effects of savant autism and slow brain atrophy on art production and creativity 5. Musical art and brain damage I: established composers 6. Musical art and brain damage II: performing and listening to music 7. Artists and viewers: components of perception and cognition in visual art 8. Neuropsychological considerations of drawing and seeing pictures 9. Beauty, pleasure, and emotions: reactions to art works 10. Biology, human brain evolution, and the early emergence of art 11. Further considerations: Talent, creativity, imagination 12. Conclusion and the future of the neuropsychology of art

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138856080
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781138856080
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1138856088
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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