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Stark gender differences in art appreciation revealed

The market for art is worth US$65B worldwide but there has been little research conducted on how consumers actually determine the worth of artwork. Now, a new study co-authored by Michigan State University’s Stephanie Mangus (pictured) has found that the sexes show stark differences in how they evaluate art. The study, which appears in Psychology […]

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Art therapy not so therapeutic for schizophrenics

For people with schizophrenia, UK national treatment guidelines recommend group art therapy to improve mental health and social functioning, but a new study published in theBritish Medical Journal has found art therapy to be ineffectual. Schizophrenia affects as many as one in 100 people at some point in their lives. While antipsychotic medication can reduce […]

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Dopamine therapy turbocharges artistic drive

Pathological gambling and hypersexuality are two of the better documented side-effects of Parkinson’s disease medications, but researchers say that dopamine therapy can also trigger the relentless pursuit of artistic endeavors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. It also helps to regulate movement and emotional responses and enables people […]

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