The contribution of science to art

It may be useful to understand that the Field A1 of the medial orbito-frontal cortex (mOFC) is the place where humans experience 'aesthetic emotion' . . . This was the conclusion from a study that sought to correlate mathematical beauty and brain activity, . . .in which sixteen mathematicians rated Leonhard Euler's identityas the most beautiful equation . . .

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Art & Science: Towards a meaningful and mutual exchange

Since the establishment of UWA’s dedicated art and science lab SymbioticA in 2000, there has been a growing interest in fostering connections across art and science. An increasing number of academic staff and HDR students are working across the nexus of art and science at major Australian Universities including UNSW, Curtin, QUT, Monash and UTAS. There has been an explosion of investment in organisations and public programs to further encourage interdisciplinary engagement – just think of the newly established Science Gallery franchise at Melbourne University.

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