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Scientific Results of Art and Happiness

Scientific Results of Art and Happiness

  1. Researchers at University College London have conducted a series of brain-mapping experiments led by neurobiologist Professor Semir Zeki.
  2. During the experiment, volunteers underwent brain scanning whilst viewing a series of 28 pieces of art.
  3. The scans show that viewing art triggered a surge of dopamine, the happy chemical, into the brain, which results in feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.
  4. It appeared that the reaction was almost immediate, in that when looking at things we consider to be beautiful, activity in the pleasure reward centre of the brain is increased.

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Lawyer turned Artist Visionary Curator & Gallerist. Empowering self-love and joy through art & words. www.innerjoyart.com πŸ’ Instagram : dymphna.art

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