Creating a brand new academic discipline ? neuroarthistory ? Prof John Onians uses the results from new scanning techniques to answer questions such as:
What happens in the brain of the modern artist as he or she works? ? What happened in the brain of an artistic genius like Leonardo Da Vinci?
So says a press release issued by the University of East Anglia. The press release identifies the researcher variously as Professor Onians and as Professor Onions:
“The most interesting aspect of neuroarthistory is the way it enables us to get inside the minds of people who either could not or did not write about their work,” said Prof Onions.
(Thanks to investigator Yahoram Blumenfeld for bringing this to our attention.)