Emotion, consciousness, aesthetics and subjective value assessments
Neuroaesthetics Eds: Martin Skrov & Oshin Vartanian
INTRODUCTION: The parts of the this book dealt with here emphasise the role of the orbitofrontal and other brains regions connected with emotional processing in the creation of aesthetic preferences. In these studies, aesthetic preference does not appear to be the result of the rational processing of abstract rules, but of a value assessment based on feeling. This is similar to the subjective value assessments in response to other stimuli, and as with these, it is hard to find place for a system of algorithms, calculation or other abstract rule that could produce the resulting assessment.