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AESTHETIC EMOTION

Aesthetic emotion is inherently connected to what psychologists and philosophers call the aesthetic experience. At its core, an aesthetic experience is one that pertains to the appreciation of aesthetic objects and resulting pleasures. Such pleasure is not extracted from the usefulness or utilitarian qualities or relationship with an object, but the result of the feelings and sensations we experience when we glean the intrinsic qualities of aesthetic objects and experiences themselves. So, essentially what we feel when we experience a piece of visual art, music, dance, or any other object or experience our mind deems as aesthetic. Now this is where things get really interesting to me. Scientists, mostly neuropsychologists who study aesthetics and the expanding field of neuroaesthetics, have...

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