When Art Touches a Nerve, Brain Lights Up, New York University Study  
4/19/2012 6:53:28 AM

The brain network activated during an intense response to art overlaps with the brain network associated with inward contemplation and self-assessment. A study from researchers at New York University sheds new light on the nature of the aesthetic experience, which appears to integrate sensory and emotional reactions in a manner linked with their personal relevance.