gaze at art

according to a study last year from 
University College London, 
when people looked at paintings they liked, 
MRIs showed that the medial orbitofrontal cortex,
part of the brain that governs pleasure, lit up. 
the caudate nucleus, 
which is the nerve center relating to 
romantic love, also brightened.
- whole living, march 2012

Image: David Hockney. The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) (detail). Oil on 32 canvases (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm), 365.8 x 975.4 cm; one of a 52-part work. source: click here


Anna said...

Wonderful news! I'm in love with art!

Ivy Clad said...

How interesting! I'm glad good things are happening when I'm doing something I love SO much.


Claudia Lane said...

lovely news!...I love this image too, it's so pleasing to the eye, it just makes me smile xo