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8 Reasons Why Art Improves Your Thinking

reasons why 8-art 8. improves your thinking Beauty is truth, truth beauty -John Keats Since Plato, the beauty found in art has been synonymous with expanding the intellect. But can art have a tangible effect on improving the human mind? Thanks to modern science, the positive benefits of art on the brain can now be measured... It heightens brain activity An experiment involving 14 art viewers and a fake Rembrandt showed that scrutinising the value of artwork heightens activity in regions of Dana Foundation the brain associated with reward. It exercises oun survival instinct Viewing art makes the 'fight or flight' part of our brains more responsive to depictions of fear - an impulse that warned our ancestors of threats. According to: Paris Descartes University. University of Geneva It develops core skills Practising executive function activities such as drawing has been shown to significantly improve reasoning and teamwork skills for children aged 3-5. According to: Center on the Developing Child. Harvard: PLOS ONE It enhances wellbeing Studies suggest that visual arts therapy reduces mental distress in patients. They also indicate that art has significant positive health effects in aiding recovery. According to: HL Stuckey, DEd and I Nobel, MO It makes you more attentive 5 days of artistic activities, for 30 minutes a day, showed significant increases in motivation and attention span among children aged 4-6. ECOrding L to: Dana Foundation It helps you see the world differently Scans of 44 artists' brains show that portions of them are more developed, particularly those parts responsible for fine motor performance and procedural memory. According to: Neurolmage 7 It increases your creativity Based on studies of almost 1,500 students, integrating visual and imagined imagery into different learning tasks is shown to increase creativity in discussions, modelling and assessment. According to: David Sousa. .......... ......... AASA 8. It helps us find meaning Works of art often contain visual clues and illusions to evoke particular responses, tricking our brains into finding meaning in the arbitrary. According to: Paris Descartes University. University of Geneva Art speaks to something primal within us, tapping into our imagination and firing our creative impulses. And best of all, doing it and viewing it is proven to make us better, more considerate thinkers. Sounces Blair C., Raver, C. 2014. Closing the achievement gap through modification of neurocognitive and neuroendocrine function: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial of an innovative approach to the education of children in kindergarten. PIOS One. 9. Center on the Developing Child. Executive function. Chamberlain, R. et al. 2014. Drawing on the right side of the brain: a voxel-based morphometry analysis of observational drawing. Neurolmage, 96. Huang, M. et al. 2011. Human cortical activity evoked by the assignment of authenticity when viewing works of art. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 134. Hogenboom, M. (2014). Artists have 'structurally different brains', Landau, E. (2012). What the brain draws from: art and neuroscience, Posner, M. (2009). How arts training improves attention and cognition, Sousa, D. (2006). How the arts develop the young brain, Stuckey, H.L. and Nobel, J. 2010. The connection between art, healing, and public health: a review of current literature. American Journal of Public Health, 100, Produced by Ccording to.

8 Reasons Why Art Improves Your Thinking

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If the thought of picking up a paintbrush or taking a trip to your local art gallery fills you with dread then you need to overcome that fear. This infographic explains how art can improve your thinki...


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