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varek April 19 2014 01:30 PM

artists' brains are different
 
Artists' brains are different from non-artitsts' brains, scientists now say. What each individual chooses to focus upon may change our brains, physically, some think.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26925271

JarodRussell April 19 2014 01:56 PM

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Participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.
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It falls into line with evidence that focus of expertise really does change the brain. The brain is incredibly flexible in response to training and there are huge individual differences that we are only beginning to tap into.
I'm surprised that this is news. I thought that was long since known. Heck, I knew it from somewhere. Of course artists have increased neural matter in these areas because that is what they do repeatedly.

ebusinesstutor April 20 2014 11:55 PM

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But do they taste any better? Can you escape the zombies by pointing to your friend and saying "Artist brain over there!"?

2takesfrakes April 21 2014 12:42 AM

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varek wrote: (Post 9490489)
Artists' brains are different from non-artitsts' brains, scientists now say.

We artists are the crème de la crème. We mustn't compare ourselves to other people - I have been saying that all along. Now that the evidence is concrete - and undeniable - everyone else will come onboard, with that ... finally!

Melakon April 21 2014 12:58 AM

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varek wrote: (Post 9490489)
Artists' brains are different from non-artitsts' brains, scientists now say.

It took five thousand years for them to figure this out? All they needed to do was moderate an artists' forum for a year like I did.

Timelord Victorious April 22 2014 04:58 PM

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Huh... I thought his was a no-brainer. :shifty:

publiusr April 27 2014 09:59 PM

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I can't draw a straight line with a ruler...

JarodRussell April 27 2014 10:08 PM

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publiusr wrote: (Post 9519922)
I can't draw a straight line with a ruler...

You need to hold the ruler at its place while you do it.

varek May 2 2014 02:11 AM

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I have tried to draw things, but I am not artistic. According to the right-brain/left-brain theory--with artists' being "right-brained"--I am left-brained. But, a book I read suggested that people like me could do a better job if we tried to draw objects from the bottom up (with the paper upside-down, I think). Amazingly, that seemed to work for me. At least, it was a vast improvement over my earlier attempts!

But, to me, the main point in this article is that whatever subject on which you choose to focus, the parts of your brain connected with that activity grow physically. I thought that was a revolutionary finding.

That is why I think the Universal Translator would enhance your Boca brain region, associated with speech, and could be developed in connection with it, somehow.

Melakon May 2 2014 04:45 AM

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JarodRussell wrote: (Post 9519973)
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publiusr wrote: (Post 9519922)
I can't draw a straight line with a ruler...

You need to hold the ruler at its place while you do it.

publiusr, try drawing with a pencil instead of a ruler. :shifty:


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