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Artists 'Better Protected' Against Dimentia, Study Find

Sep 03, 2013

According to an article from CBC News, "Artists compared with non-artists are better protected, he added. "Due to their art, the brain is better protected [against] diseases like Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, and even strokes. They have more reserve in their brain in order to give functions."

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'The Power of Music' to Affect the Brain

Aug 30, 2013

According to a recent story from NPR, "…scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. That’s why she sees so much potential in music’s power to change the brain and affect the way it works."

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Artists & Scientists: More Alike Than Different

Aug 12, 2013

According to John Madea, "In DaVinci’s time when expertise in art and science had not yet matured to the polarized state in which they exist today, they coexisted naturally. Of course, science’s level of sophistication back then was quite different. But from where I sit as the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, it is clear to me that even current practices in scientific research have much to gain by involving artists in the process early and often."

 

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