Nicholas Rivard

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Face the facts

BEAUTY, the saying has it, is only skin deep. Not true. Skin is important (the cosmetics industry proves that). But so is what lies under it. In …

Can Brain Scans Really Tell Us What Makes Something Beautiful?

It’s beautiful, but does it know art? Image courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH<p>When …

The Brain

How your brain decides what is beautiful

What Is Beauty? : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.


[Revised entry by Crispin Sartwell on October 5, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The nature of beauty is one of the most enduring and …

Stanford University