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The Artistic Brain


How do our brains create and observe art forms such as music and dance? To find the answer, according to Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology at McGill University and author of the bestselling book "Your Brain on Music," we must first look at how music and dancing were used by our ancestors. It turns out these forms of artistic expression used to be vital to the way we communicated, and our brains still reflect that.

Credit: National Science Foundation and Discover magazine

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