Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity, and the Quest for Human Happiness (Hardback)Semir Zeki (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 14/11/2008
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Splendors and Miseries of the Brain examines the elegant and efficient machinery of the brain, showing that by studying music, art, literature, and love, we can reach important conclusions about how the brain functions. discusses creativity and the search for perfection in the brainexamines the power of the unfinished and why it has such a powerful hold on the imaginationdiscusses Platonic concepts in light of the brainshows that aesthetic theories are best understood in terms of the braindiscusses the inherited concept of unity-in-love using evidence derived from the world literature of loveaddresses the role of the synthetic concept in the brain (the synthesis of many experiences) in relation to art, using examples taken from the work of Michelangelo, Cezanne, Balzac, Dante, and others
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 237 x 164 x 19 mm
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