John Casey

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Can Brain Scans Really Tell Us What Makes Something Beautiful?

When art meets neuroscience, strange things happen.<p>Consider the Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art in Oregon which features rugs and …

Earth - Why have animals evolved a sense of beauty?

View image of Females prefer male peacocks with more eye-spots (Credit: Sergii Kumer/Alamy)<p>There are many things I consider beautiful. I like a colourful dance, a haunting song or an intriguing face. But I couldn't always consciously tell you why.<p>Peacock spiders are much the same. The males have …

Why Does Beauty Exist?

Over at the always excellent Not Exactly Rocket Science, Ed Yong summarizes a new investigation into the neural substrate of beauty:<p>Tomohiro Ishizu …

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Nature’s beauty can be fleeting -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from …

The hidden beauty of pollination

Pollination: it's vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen …

How your brain decides what is beautiful

Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn …

The Brain

Is Giving People a Choice Always a Good Idea?

It is not always good to have the opportunity to make a choice. When we must decide to take one action rather than another, we also, ordinarily, …