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Toward an integrative approach of cognitive neuroscientific and evolutionary psychological studies of art

Johan De Smedt and Helen De Cruz (2010) EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY. 8(4). p.695-719
abstract
This paper examines explanations for human artistic behavior in two reductionist research programs, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Despite their different methodological outlooks, both approaches converge on an explanation of art production and appreciation as byproducts of normal perceptual and motivational cognitive skills that evolved in response to problems originally not related to art, such as the discrimination of salient visual stimuli and speech sounds. The explanatory power of this reductionist framework does not obviate the need for higher-level accounts of art from the humanities, such as aesthetics, art history or anthropology of art.
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published
subject
keyword
MUSIC, TEDDY BEAR, HUMAN BRAIN, FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA, art, evolutionary psychology, cognitive neuroscience, STATES, STIMULI, RESPONSES, PAINTINGS, PREFERENCE, ORGANIZATION
journal title
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
Evol. Psychol.
volume
8
issue
4
pages
695 - 719
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000284821400005
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
1.278 (2010)
JCR rank
58/79 (2010)
JCR quartile
3 (2010)
ISSN
1474-7049
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1082817
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1082817
date created
2010-12-05 09:29:02
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:31
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  abstract     = {This paper examines explanations for human artistic behavior in two reductionist research programs, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Despite their  different methodological outlooks, both approaches converge on an explanation of art production and appreciation as byproducts of normal perceptual and motivational cognitive skills that evolved in response to problems originally not related to art, such as the discrimination of salient visual stimuli and speech sounds. The explanatory power of this  reductionist framework does not obviate the need for higher-level accounts of art from the humanities, such as aesthetics, art history or anthropology of art.},
  author       = {De Smedt, Johan and De Cruz, Helen},
  issn         = {1474-7049},
  journal      = {EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {MUSIC,TEDDY BEAR,HUMAN BRAIN,FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA,art,evolutionary psychology,cognitive neuroscience,STATES,STIMULI,RESPONSES,PAINTINGS,PREFERENCE,ORGANIZATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {695--719},
  title        = {Toward an integrative approach of cognitive neuroscientific and evolutionary psychological studies of art},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
De Smedt, Johan, and Helen De Cruz. 2010. “Toward an Integrative Approach of Cognitive Neuroscientific and Evolutionary Psychological Studies of Art.” Evolutionary Psychology 8 (4): 695–719.
APA
De Smedt, Johan, & De Cruz, H. (2010). Toward an integrative approach of cognitive neuroscientific and evolutionary psychological studies of art. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY, 8(4), 695–719.
Vancouver
1.
De Smedt J, De Cruz H. Toward an integrative approach of cognitive neuroscientific and evolutionary psychological studies of art. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY. 2010;8(4):695–719.
MLA
De Smedt, Johan, and Helen De Cruz. “Toward an Integrative Approach of Cognitive Neuroscientific and Evolutionary Psychological Studies of Art.” EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY 8.4 (2010): 695–719. Print.