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|Mastandrea S., Fagioli S., Biasi V.
|Art and psychological well-being: Linking the brain to the aesthetic emotion
Mastandrea S., Fagioli S., Biasi V.; Art and psychological well-being: Linking the brain to the aesthetic emotion ;Frontiers in Psychology vol:10 issue: page:
|Aesthetic appraisal; Aesthetic emotion; Art museum; Art-based learning; Emotion regulation; Neuroaesthetics; Well-being
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|Empirical studies suggest that art improves health and well-being among individuals. However, how aesthetic appreciation affects our cognitive and emotional states to promote physical and psychological well-being is still unclear. In this review, we consider the idea that the positive emotional output elicited from the aesthetic experience affects mood, and indirectly promotes health and well-being. First, we examine evidence that arts promoting well-being involve art museums, healthcare settings, and education. Second, we review some neuroimaging studies addressing aesthetic experience and emotional processing. In particular, we leveraged advances in neuroaesthetics to explore different hypotheses about the determinants of aesthetic pleasure during art reception, in the attempt to clarify how experiencing art promotes well-being. Finally, we propose research on aesthetic experience and psychophysiological measures of stress, with the goal of promoting a focused use of art as a tool for improving well-being and health. © 2019 Mastandrea, Fagioli and Biasi.