Aesthetics and emotion



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.


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  1. “NO CULTURAL CHANGE NO FUTURE” is an action taken by EGOCREANET and collaborators since December 2012 in Florence.
    In fact, we believe that the contemporary crisis should be answered in the comparison between the change in the economic structure and the cultural superstructure of politics and ideology dominant in ‘together. For both, the complex structural and superstructural are the cause of the actual recession contemporary era.
    The promotion activities of the future of the knowledge society is today continued by EGOCREANET, giving rise to a series of project initiatives aimed at developing an active convergence between science and contemporary art.
    See eg. Quantum Art & Design online (In the English translation in Eglish can be requested):
    The activities promoted by EGOCREANET are therefore developed with the ‘objective is to facilitate the coordination and support actions on the convergence of Research & Innovation and Social Media in Europe, in order to give a greater awareness of the latest technological developments and research results between stakeholders (partners ans stakeholders) together with a more detailed knowledge of the current policy and future HORIZON 2020.
    The focus of the strategy proposed by EGOCREANET on the basis of the mission “NO CULTURAL CHANGE NO FUTURE” is on the research & development of innovation and diffusion of new or emerging technologies (especially technologies of Augmented Reality). This’ in order to grow and spread online content creation digital disruptive innovation (Disruptive Innovation), useful to support the creative industries and media, sharing the information, just in order to explore new ways and concepts to create content visionary long-term as well as’ access to new forms of communication transformative.
    The theme of “NO CULTURAL CHANGE NO FUTURE” will therefore be addressed through the following action:
    Participation in the program ICT-C section 19-2015; Coordination and Support), see in: ,
    a) The Programme FET ICT19 – 2015 will be geared to supporting the development of strategic socially useful activities to facilitate the dissemination of research and international policies proposed in the ‘sphere of CREATIVE EUROPE, in order to foster an awareness of the latest technological developments and the results of scientific research among stakeholders, both political and cultural issues in the framework of the Horizon 2020 initiative.
    This objective will be made by the convergence project between art and science called “Quantum Creativity”. see the recent preliminary discussion on:
    “Quantum Creativity” developed as an international on-line dialog, will be organized as an incubator for new and emerging ideas and thus will be oriented to promote a broader cognitive extension of the applications of quantum science areas related to multi-disciplinary, “Quantum Brain, Perception and Quantum Quantum Society “, which together lead to explicit convergence in the cognitive and cultural innovation that is implied in these specific environments research.
    b) Organization of programs to support R & D projects of the previous FET FP7, through a platform for the dissemination of results through the organization of scientific events and / or strategic attuatre a broad social involvement, (trans-disciplinary and multi-actor) in the development of European policies in the areas of social Media Convergence and making special reference to the connection between social innovation / cultural and technological Augmented Reality.
    — >> “Search for Partners”:
    The search for a valid partnership multi-disciplinary and multi-actor will end in ‘context of’ event-F2F Brockerage of 9.10 in October 2014 in Florence in the propostoada EGOCREANET.
    See at: http: //;
    Those who are interested in participating in this event will be sent an email asking for more information to:
    Paul Manzelli phone: +39/3356760004

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