Your Brain on Art review: Fascinating guide needs a bit more science

Immersive artworks like this one by teamLab activate some brain regions involved in socialising


Your Brain on Art
Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross (Canongate)

THE first essay I wrote was about how much I hated my yellow bedroom. The walls were yellow. The blinds were yellow. Even the white furniture reflected the nauseating colour at me like a disco ball. My 11-year-old self described it as “a pee-coloured prison”.

I bring this up because it exemplifies the big idea behind Your Brain on Art: How the arts transform us – …


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