The Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics

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Lecture 1
CARTA: Neurobiology Neurology and Art and Aesthetics
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CARTA: Neurobiology Neurology and Art and Aesthetics


In this edition of CARTAs Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics Series, two world-renowned scientists, neurologist Vilayanur Ramachandran and neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux share their insights into the neurobiology that mediates our perception of universal qualities essential to the human experiences of aesthetics and creativity.

Series: CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny.

Lecture 2
CARTA: Art Music Emotion Love and Human Evolution
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CARTA: Art Music Emotion Love and Human Evolution


In this edition of CARTAs Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics Series, three world-renowned researchers Antonio Damasio, Helen Fisher and Isabelle Peretz share their insights into the neural basis of art, creativity, emotions and music and the powerful roles the play in the evolution of the human species.

Series: CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny.

Lecture 3
CARTA: Art in Neanderthal and Paleolithic Cultures
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CARTA: Art in Neanderthal and Paleolithic Cultures


Did our early ancestors produce art? Or do modern humans only think they did? In this episode of the CARTA series Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics, join renowned scientists Jean-Jacques Hublin and Randall White in an exploration of the notions of creativity and aesthetics as seen in Neanderthal and Paleolithic cultures.

Series: CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny.

Lecture 4
Aesthetics in Infants and Is There Animal Art?
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Aesthetics in Infants and Is There Animal Art?


In this edition of CARTAs Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics Series, renowned researcher Patricia Kuhl shares insights into the development of faculties that enable the human sense of aesthetics, and Daniel Povinelli presents a critical examination of claims of art created by animals.

Series: CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny.