Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Scientists in Italy Say About Art

Scientists In Italy Say To Ease Pain, Gaze At A Painting.
A glance at a painting may help as much as aspirin, say scientists in Italy.
Volunteers who viewed famous works of art while exposed to uncomfortable stimuli reported less discomfort while looking at paintings they liked. Scientists say the brain's pleasure center lights up when we see something we find beautitiful, distracting us from unpleasant sensations. The paintings that proved the best? Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Starry Night by Van Gogh. See some right now. Find these works of art online at