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Behav. Sci. 2017, 7(2), 31; doi:10.3390/bs7020031

The Role of the Orbitofrontal and Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortices in Aesthetic Preference for Art

Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Biological, Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Academic Editor: D. W. Zaidel
Received: 3 April 2017 / Revised: 8 May 2017 / Accepted: 9 May 2017 / Published: 11 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neuroscience of Art)
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Abstract

The search for the underlying neural activation that occurs during subjective aesthetic experiences of artwork has been enhanced through neuroimaging techniques. Recently, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, alongside the orbitofrontal cortex, have been implicated in aesthetic appreciation, and this is the focus of the present paper. Here, the validity of this conclusion is examined through the discussion of its neuroanatomical connections and functional properties. It is proposed that the experimental evidence challenges the view that this area could hold a privileged position in a brain network involved in aesthetic preference. View Full-Text
Keywords: neuroaesthetics; preference; art; dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; orbitofrontal cortex; brain stimulation; tDCS neuroaesthetics; preference; art; dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; orbitofrontal cortex; brain stimulation; tDCS
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Ticini, L.F. The Role of the Orbitofrontal and Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortices in Aesthetic Preference for Art. Behav. Sci. 2017, 7, 31.

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