Measures, constructs, and constructing measurement: Reply to comments on “Can we really ‘read’ art to see the changing brain?”

Matthew Pelowski (Corresponding author), Blanca T.M. Spee, Jozsef Arato, Felix Dörflinger, Tomohiro Ishizu, Alby Richard

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This project was conceived, from the start, as merely a beginning. Or, perhaps more truthfully, this was a messy jump right into the middle of a burgeoning body of scholarship, touching-intimately if not systematically-a wide number of fields and interests. The basic material of this topic, at least for ourselves, for many authors, and, we are pleased to note, for many Commentaries, immediately foretells its intrigue: putatively suggesting that there are, there might be, or at least it might be worth exploring whether there are, salient connections linking artistic production and brain function, and which might be revealed through observable changes in the artworks of individuals with neurodegenerative disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Life Reviews
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 501001 General psychology
  • 302052 Neurology
  • 604004 Fine arts

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