from day 09/02/2009

“The Art Instinct” by Denis Dutton

A new book by Denis Dutton (the founder and editor of the Web site Arts & Letters Daily) : The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution Bloomsbury Press, January 2009, $25.00, 288 pp We will soon review it in our blog. In the meantime, here is the blurb: "The Art ...

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Culture and Perception, part II: The Muller-Lyer illusion

Another post from our holiday collection of oldies but goodies. The first post in the series dealt with Nisbett's findings on different patterns of attention in Asian and Western cultures, and I talked a bit about how certain differences are more likely a priori than others. I mentioned that ...

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