Your Brain on Art : How the Arts Transform Us
Category: Health & Fitness
Publication date: 3/30/23
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN 13: 9780198810506
Total Pages: 304 pages, B&W illustrations throughout, plus 16pp full colour plate section
Dimensions: 163 x 242 x 31
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2023: ART, ARCHITECTURE AND FASHIONBARNES & NOBLE'S BEST SCIENCE & NATURE BOOKS OF 2023We're on the verge of a cultural shift in which the arts can deliver potent, accessible and proven solutions for the well-being of everyone. Magsamen and Ross offer compelling research that shows how engaging in an art project - from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more - for as little as forty-five minutes reduces the stress hormone cortisol, no matter your skill level, and just one art experience per month can extend your life by ten years. Your Brain on Art is an authoritative guide to how neuroaesthetics can help us transform traditional medicine, build healthier communities and mend an aching planet. The book weaves a tapestry of breakthrough research, insights from multidisciplinary pioneers and compelling stories from people who are using the arts to enhance their lives.