Art as we see it now isn’t always as the artist intended. After the paint dries, there’s still chemistry happening on the canvas.
When you look at a painting and feel that somehow it was made just for a person like you, it might actually be true. New neuroscience research shows that deep feeling of personal resonance from some works of art is linked to your brain’s sense of self.
It wasn’t easy being a female Victorian scientist. Even if you got a place to work beyond your home, it was unlikely you would ever receive an academic position, or any sort of wide recognition for laboratory success.
LOS ANGELES — If you’re reading this, you probably know the feeling. You’ve just fell in love with a work of art. Now science is trying to figure out how that happens.