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This is Your Brain on Art: Study Explores Intersection of Art and Science

The theory that the brain responds positively to art is not new to science. But researcher Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal at the University of Houston is using a different approach to test that belief. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop gives us a closer look at the study. (Above: News 88.7’s Amy Bishop has […]

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The theory that the brain responds positively to art is not new to science. But researcher Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal at the University of Houston is using a different approach to test that belief. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop gives us a closer look at the study.

(Above: News 88.7’s Amy Bishop has her brain activity monitored while looking at an exhibit at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Photo: Alvaro Ortiz, Houston Public Media.)

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University Of Houston Brain Study Explores Intersection Of Art And Science (News 88.7, Jan. 20, 2016)
What Do Our Brains Look Like When Art Gets Involved? (News 88.7, Jan. 21, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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