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Art and the Altered State: Science Correlates with the Sublime

Art and the Altered State: Science Correlates with the Sublime

I stood in front of a work of art that was both unexpected and exceedingly beautiful. It sent me into a trance.  Time ceased.  My body was fixed.  But, my brain was active.  It spoke to me and said,  “I feel happy.” Anonymous Art Lover

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Eli Lilly Collects: Emotion at Work

Eli Lilly Collects: Emotion at Work

One of the most exciting new areas of study in collecting is the science behind buying decisions, a discipline known as neuroeconomics.  In the January/February 2010 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, I wrote about this field in an article titled Why Collectors Collect.  The present piece, reprinted

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