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24 February 2009

Beauty and the brain

Men process beauty on the right side of their brains, while women use their whole brain to do the job, researchers report.

Men process beauty on the right side of their brains, while women use their whole brain to do the job, researchers report in a recent edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

The answer seems to be that when women consider a visual object they link it to language while men concentrate on the spatial aspects of the object, Cela-Conde said. He noted, however, that this doesn't explain why - and how – the human capacity to appreciate beauty evolved.

 
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