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Fact and fiction in the neuropsychology of art

Frigg, Roman and Howard, Catherine (2011) Fact and fiction in the neuropsychology of art. In: Schellekens, Elisabeth and Goldie, Peter, (eds.) The Aesthic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 54-70. ISBN 9780199691517

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Identification Number: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0005


This paper provides a critical discussion of Zaidel's (2005) attempt to shed light on the neuropsychology of art by studying brain damage in established artists. We conclude that the methods used are inappropriate to the subject matter, and progress in the study of neuropsychology of art is more likely to be made if the topic is approached in a different way. Rather than relying on gappy historical records, data should be gathered on living painters using state of the art technology, and these painters can be chosen arbitrarily since nothing depends on their standing in the art world.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Centre for Analysis of Time Series
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 15:26
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 01:28

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