Based on the latest research, this insightful volume demonstrates how engaging in one art activity a day can reduce stress and enhance contentment.
We're on the verge of a cultural shift in which the arts can deliver potent, accessible and proven solutions for the well-being of everyone. Magsamen and Ross offer compelling research that shows how engaging in an art project - from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more - for as little as forty-five minutes reduces the stress hormone cortisol, no matter your skill level, and just one art experience per month can extend your life by ten years.
Your Brain on Art is an authoritative guide to how neuroaesthetics can help us transform traditional medicine, build healthier communities and mend an aching planet. The book weaves a tapestry of breakthrough research, insights from multidisciplinary pioneers and compelling stories from people who are using the arts to enhance their lives.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm
'Draws on cutting-edge research... a compelling case for art's vital role in brain health' - Telegraph
'Fascinating... drives home the message that aesthetic engagement (no matter how small) can improve your life' - New Scientist
'Mesmerising... the authors detail a wealth of research that shows how doing some sort of artistic activity - dancing, say, or writing or singing - has measurable benefits. And I, for one, am persuaded' - Mail on Sunday
'This book blew my mind! An authoritative yet practical guide to the neuroarts... a romp through the latest science on how art transforms the brain and the body' - Angela Duckworth
'Your Brain on Art will change how you think about the creative world - both around you and within you' - Charles Duhigg
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