Sunday, July 17, 2016

NeuroTech + Art

Neuroscience is not only a subject that studies the composition and properties of brain, but also a subject that investigate the reception and analysis of information of nerve system. How brain receives and analysis color, sounds, shape of images, and the motion of objects has been widely studies and utilizes in visual art, film industry, theater and education.

For example, the way eyes receive information and analyze image is used to create many visual arts that represent delusion or contradiction. It is known that human needs 2 eyes to create 3-dimensional image in brain, and many elements, such as shades, comparable sizes of objects and movements are all used unconsciously to determine 3D shapes.

Color has been determined to be able to affect specific nerves in brain, and by using or being surrounded by such color, people are able to change their mood, enhance concentration and effect decision-making process. Since researchers know that certain colors provoke strong feelings in people, for example blues and purples are more pleasant than yellows, while greens tend to be the most arousing, they might then work backwards to solve the basic mechanisms for these feelings.

Moreover, designers and artists could use these emotional connections to help them match color schemes to the mood of a room or a brand or a website, or even the setting of a theater scene. For example, in the theater play Cat, the light effect is manly purple because purple creates a sense of mystery and it at the same time calm down and excites the process of thinking.

The most amazing thing is, the more we know about neurosciences, the more we understand emotions and state of minds, and the more we can use the way of conception of element in artistic creation.


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