Researcher and art historian Jonathan Fineberg discusses the evolutionary and neurological benefits of looking at art.
You’re never too old to follow your dreams, or so the saying goes.
We’ve all heard about art’s psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery can reduce work-related stress, and that creating art might even help cancer patients. But what about art’s neurological impact — can picking up a paintbrush actually change your brain?